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Ebola: Chidoka expresses commitment to protect Nigerians


chidokaThe Minister for Aviation, Mr. Osita Chidoka, has said that the Federal Government remains committed to wiping off the Ebola virus disease from the country.
He said specifically, that government had put in place measures to ensure that infected persons were not allowed into the country, adding that screening centers had been set up at the airports to this end.
Chidoka said this on Tuesday while addressing the media on critical points that his administration would look into.
He said even though the virus came in unexpectedly, government was poised to tackle the issue as much as possible.
He said, “You will all agree with me that I assumed office at a critical period when the Ebola Virus came into Nigeria, and one of the main things I touched during my visit to the Lagos Airport was to review the medical procedures being put in place by the authorities at the airport to properly screen passengers.[eap_ad_2]
“I want to use this forum to assure Nigerians that the Federal Government is doing all that it can to ensure that Nigerians are protected from this deadly disease. Already, we have seen the proactive measures taken by the president in this regards.
“And so, I want to reassure everyone of government’s assurance to keep Nigerians safe and to make sure that the country is not a transit point for the disease. The Ebola thing is not a political, tribal, or religious issue, therefore, it is something that we all must come together to fight.”
He assured that all the unions, airlines, operatives and stakeholders’ were in agreement to keep the airport Ebola-free.
Speaking on other issues as regards the airport, Chidoka said his administration was committed to creating investment opportunities in the industry and would align stakeholders’ comments with what was contained in the Aviation Masterplan.
He added that the president would be briefed on all the concerns that have been raised by both stakeholders and agencies and on what urgently needed to be done to move the industry to the next level.[eap_ad_3]

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