Gov Amaechi Meets Religious And Traditional Rulers On Ebola
As the state battles to curb the spread of Ebola Virus Disease, Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has met with religious and traditional leaders in an interactive session at the Banquet Hall of the Government House Port Harcourt on proper information, dissemination and cultivating the right culture and attitude.
It was a gathering of the religious and traditional leaders, healthcare professionals and members of the Rivers State Executive Council.
The concern for the meeting was to generate collaborative efforts in the fight against Ebola, as the leaders go about managing their followers, who could sometimes be in their hundreds.
For the Governor, being aware of the mode of transmission was vital as well as preaching the right message.
As the question and answer session progressed and with their comments sometimes eliciting crowd reaction, the stakeholders cleared all the possible misconceptions about the nature and spread of the Ebola virus.
According to the Manager of the Ebola Emergency Operation Centre, Mr Festus Shuaib, this was not the time for stigmatization but one for all citizens to cooperate with the State Government and relevant agencies to curb the spread of the virus.
As Rivers State continues in its efforts to stamp out Ebola, it has been continually emphasized that providing the right information would help reduce panic among the people and this should be taken seriously by all.