Ebola: Jonathan Releases N200m to Rivers

The Rivers State Government said on Friday announced that President Goodluck Jonathan has released the sum of N200m promised by the Federal Government as part of its contribution to the fight the Ebola virus disease in the state.

Sampson Parker, the State Commissioner for Health, expressed gratitude to the President for fulfilling his promise in tackling the dreaded disease.

Parker explained that though the state had won the battle against Ebola, the war against the disease was not yet over, adding that the existence of the disease in Liberia and Sierra Leone was still a risk to other countries in the sub region.

“We thank President Jonathan for graciously releasing the N200m he promised to give to the state to assist us in tackling Ebola. We have received the money.

“So, we have to redouble our efforts this time around in the areas of vigilance, surveillance and monitoring. Our treatment centre here is still open. The operations centre is still on. Surveillance is still going on. Point of entry are still been monitored. Screening is still going on,” he added.

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