In efforts to put an end to Ebola Virus Disease spread in the world, the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Sunday announced that it was finalising arrangements to deploy some health workers who helped in containing the virus in the state to Sierra Leone.
Governor Fashola stated this in Ikeja while speaking at a programme to commemorate the 2,700 Days of his administration in office.
The governor said the health workers were to replicate the state?s virus containment strategies in the Sierra-leone with a view to assisting the Ebola-hit country overcome the health crisis.
Fashola said although Nigeria was, as of now, free from the disease, there was still the risk of new infections from cross-border movements.
?Lagos is free from Ebola, Nigeria is free from Ebola. But that does not mean there cannot be another case. For as long as people are moving from countries to countries ,the risk of infections is still there.
“That is why I appeal to the Federal Government to continue to scrutinise people travelling into Nigeria from land,sea and air from regions where the problem is still ravaging.
?That is why some of the things the commissioner for health will be announcing very soon is the arrangements we are making to send some of our health workers and volunteers to go and help out in Sierra Leone.
?That is the only way we ,the whole of Africa and the World can be safe.?

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