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Friday, May 19, 2017

Ebola: Report Says No Screening Equipment Available At Seme Border


Screening points, detecting machines, hand sanitizers and other measures to prevent an Ebola outbreak in the country are yet to be provided at the Seme border.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced alerted the world of an outbreak of Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Several measures have been put in place at major airports in Nigeria to prevent and curtail the dreaded disease, but no such action was seen to prevent the disease at the border.

Checks conducted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reveals that there are no screening points, sanitizers and detecting machines at the border.The reports also said that travellers and residents are also yet to be sensitised on the re-emergence of the disease in DRC and measures government is putting place to curtail its spread to Nigeria.

Also, Port Health officials were not screening people going in and out of the country through the border.

A port health official, who pleaded for anonymity, told NAN that there are no equipment to screen people.

“We are aware of the recent outbreak of Ebola and the need to put measures on the ground since this is the busiest border in the country, but there is no equipment for us.

“We have not been given screening machines, sanitizers have not being provided so there is little or nothing that we can do about it.

“You can be rest assured that once we have the necessary equipment and logistics, we would carry out all the measures that is needed to curtail this dreaded disease,” the source said.

The Nation


  1. Isi gini?! 😲😲😲 they have started oh! they have started again! They better do the needful before the devil takes control.

    1. Now I miss Goodluck jonathan ... He would have been on it immediately

    2. This matter is a very sensitive one, I wonder why the government is so lax about it, for crying out loud Adadevoh lost her life because of this

  2. Nigeria! What is this? Once you have the necessary equipment? What about those who are coming into the country via these same borders daily? How do you intend to screen them? What a country

  3. What kind of rough play is this one now.

  4. I thought during GEJ's regime, some screening equipment were bought...
    and now this? This govt will just approve huge funds for some greedy people to embezzle all in the name of buying new ones. Naija govt I hail o.

    1. This govt that can't tackle laser fever instead they hush the mouth of journalists let's see how they tackle this menace.

  5. This one na country?

  6. Don't mind them,na airport them carry their bad instruments quick go. Naija na eye service!. Mtcheww

  7. Nigeria is in the habit of administering medicine after death. I'm not surprised at all. We wait till its almost too late.

  8. They should do the needful on time

  9. We only start caring when a disaster becomes uncontrollable. Africa, I hail thee oh 😒


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