Today, Tuesday, the 5th of November 2019, the House of Representatives have raised an alarm over a fresh Ebola virus crisis in Nigeria and calls on the Federal Government to enforce checks at the airports, seaports and land borders.
The House of representative also called for the immortalisation of the late Dr. Stella Adadevoh, who sacrificed her life towards preventing the Ebola virus from Lagos State to spread to other parts of Nigeria in 2014, emphasizing particularly that the Federal Government should name a public health institution after the late doctor.
The House also made a plea to the Federal Government to set aside enough funds for the management of the ebola virus in the event of its re-occurrence in Nigeria, while also mandating the committees on Health Care Services and Health Institutions to ensure that relevant agencies take maximum precautionary measures to avert the re-occurrence of the Ebola disease in Nigeria.
The lawmakers further urged the Federal Ministry of Health to verify, assess and certify Nigeria’s emergency preparedness against the unexpected outbreak of this said disease. While also calling on the Federal Ministry of Education and other relevant authorities to ensure the inclusion of the heroic deeds of Dr Adadevoh and other such national heroes in the country’s civic education curricula to build spirits of patriotism and nationalism in the young ones.
Finally, the federal parliament also requested that the Federal Government fully recognise and provide every support necessary for Ebola virus survivors and the families of Ebola victims, while mandating the House Committee on Health Care Services to ensure compliance with the resolutions.