No Ebola case in Anambra – Gov. Obiano

No Ebola case in Anambra – Gov. Obiano

Friday, August 1, 2014 9:53 pm

Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano has been reacting to news of possible Ebola situation in the state, Awka stating emphatically that there was no case of Ebola virus in Anambra.

Willie Obiano

Willie Obiano, Anambra State Governor

Obiano made this known in Awka, the state capital, southeast Nigeria Friday at the 2014 Mothers Summit and inauguration of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative of Anambra First Lady, Mrs Ebele Obiano.

Obiano’s statement came against the background of reported case of an Anambra tribesman whose remains was returned home from his base in Liberia, after contacting the killer virus.

“There is no Ebola case in Anambra and by the Grace of God there will never be.

“The rumour we have concerns one corpse that was brought from one of the West African countries. On our own we decided to take precaution. We were doing the proper thing to confirm that the corpse has nothing to do with Ebola.

“As we speak, from preliminary reports we have so far, there is no Ebola incident in Anambra State.

“I have told the police not to allow any corpse to be brought into Anambra by road or by air if that corpse does not have certificate confirming the cause of death.

“Wherever we see a corpse, we stop and find out what killed him/her before going further. It is only a precautionary measure as a responsible government to protect our people.”

Addressing the women at the event, he urged them to participate actively in the political process, saying their role was critical to ensuring the nation’s stability and security.

He also enjoined them to endeavour to obtain the Permanent Voter Cards, which he said, its distribution would commence on Aug. 16

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