NLC Commends FG for Victory Over Ebola

Channels Television  
Updated October 21, 2014

Issa-AremuThe Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed delight with the cheering news of Nigeria being declared free of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In a statement issued in Kaduna on Monday, Vice President of the Union, Issa Aremu said the Nigeria’s victory against Ebola is a sign of good governance which must be sustained, and also urged the Federal, state and local governments to use the same zeal in the fight against Malaria and other killer diseases that are ravaging the country.

The NLC vice president commended the efforts and measures taken by the Federal and State Governments, particularly the Lagos State government and all stakeholders, to curb the spread of the disease in Nigeria.

“It is a mark of good governance that Nigeria applied a bi-partisan national approach to curb and curtail an epidemic of a disease without a cure and record a globally acclaimed achievement. We must apply same approach to eradicate polio, malaria and cholera”, the Unionist said.

As the country celebrates the feat, Aremu cautioned of any form of complacency by both the government and the citizenry, tasking relevant government agencies to remain on duty to guard against any new infection in Nigeria.

This, he said would be sustained, if government will strengthen the public healthcare system, motivate health workers and continue compulsory screening on the nation’s boarders, airports, seaports and ensure the use of hand sanitizers at all times.

The NLC Vice President further noted that Nigeria’s victory cannot be sustained if the Ebola disease continues to ravage other West African countries like Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

He therefore urged the Nigerian government to give necessary support to the neighbouring West African countries being ravaged by the Ebola disease.