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Published On: Tue, Aug 5th, 2014

Benue govt takes steps to avert Ebola

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From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi

Benue state government has taken steps to avert the incident of spread of the deadly Ebola virus into the state.

Governor Gabriel Suswam, who said this while speaking with newsmen yesterday, in Government House, Makurdi, noted that a team of medical expert in the state, headed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ordue Abunku have been properly briefed on the disease and would be going to Abuja, on instruction by the Minister for Health, Dr. Chukwu Onyebuchi, to collect kits.

“Since there is two incidence of the disease in Nigeria, there is no need to fear people. What the Federal Government is doing is to sensitise people on the disease and this is good. It is something that is very serious, but the people should not be apprehensive,  because our team is working hard to prevent any infection”, he said.

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