Ebola: America commends NPA’s measures

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Mr Jeffrey Hawkins Consular- American Embassy, Mr Jeffrey Hawkins, Wednesday commended Nigerian Authority (NPA) for its effort to combat spread Virus Disease at .

A statement by Mr Musa Iliya, NPA’s Assistant Manager, Public Affairs, issued in Wednesday said Hawkins gave the commendation when he visited the NPA.

The statement quoted Hawkins as saying that the American Government would collaborate Nigeria to check the scourge.

It said that his country’s experts were at the Centre for Disease Control to manage the spread the disease.

According to him, the Nigerian being a key element in Nigeria’s inflow and outflow business concerns, should be properly managed to contain the spread the disease.

“There is to consolidate NPA’s efforts to ensure safer ports in Nigeria,” it quoted Hawkins as saying.

He urged the port officials to check people working in the port and every other person they make contact .


The statement said that the Director of NPA, Malam Habib Abdullahi, said that officials, including those of State Government had been put on the alert to check the spread of the disease.

Abdullahi said that the officials were the first to enter vessels and conduct checks before other legitimate officials were allowed on board.

“The number of people who board vessels have been reduced drastically since Nigeria does not operate cruise ships and hardly receive vessels from , Sierra Leone and Guinea for ,” he said (NAN)