Ebola: FG steps up surveillance at airports, borders

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday directed the Federal Ministry of Health to step up surveillance at all entry points in the country, to prevent Ebola virus being brought into the country, following the report of recent outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, Vanguard reports.

The FEC which was presided over by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chamber, also directed a full scale investigation to ascertain the allegation of payment of tuition fees per unit course at the nation’s federal universities, in order to put a stop to it.

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This is as the government approved the sum of N1.365, 364, 458.75 billion for the procurement of new equipment for control towers in six airports in the country.

Briefing the State House correspondents after the end of the weekly meeting, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole said that FEC, ordered that steps should be taken to ensure that the dreaded Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should not be allowed to come to Nigeria. Prof. Adewole explained that part of the new measures to be taken include screening passengers coming into the country.

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