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HOR Takes Steps To Check Outbreak Of Ebola

The House of Representatives has mandated the Federal Ministry of Health to immediately activate strategies in monitoring Ebola and ensure Nigerians comply to advisories aimed at curtailing the outbreak in the country.

This is sequel to a motion of urgent national importance by Chung Bagos, PDP Plateau at Plenary in Abuja.

Leading the debate, Bagos said that Ugandan authorities declared an outbreak of Ebola disease caused by the Sudan virus.

According to him, the disease has been confirmed to lack authorized vaccines, hence the need to mandate the ministry of health, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC and other agencies to ensure surveillance and check all travel protocols.

The House also mandated the NCDC to set up a national response team to control the likely emergency and spread of Ebola virus.

Also the House during Plenary directed the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA to provide support for victims of petrol tank explosion in Ankpa Kogi state.

This is sequel to a unanimous motion by Ibrahim Halims, APC Kogi at Plenary in Abuja.

Halim explained that the tanker laden with premium motor spirit, lost control leading to a fatal accident which left no fewer than forty persons dead.

According to him, vehicles and other property were destroyed by fire.

He prayed the house to call on the Federal Government through relevant agencies to give necessary assistance to families of those who lost their lives and property.

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila mandated relevant committees to ensure compliance as the house observed a minute silence in honour of those who lost their lives.

Report by Ifeanyi Osita ,Edited by Grace Namiji

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