Jonathan Condemns Discrimination Against Nigerians Over Ebola

Channels Television  
Updated October 27, 2014

EbolaThe Nigerian President has expressed displeasure over the discriminatory checks and stigmatisation of Nigerians abroad over the Ebola Virus Disease.

President Goodluck Jonathan, who was speaking when the Foreign Ministers of Germany and France visited him at the Presidential Villa, explained that he expects the situation to change now that the World Health Organisation has certified that the country is Ebola-free.

The President said, “there was never any justifiable basis for the stigmatization of Nigerians since Ebola was rapidly contained in the country and never attained epidemic levels.”

Giving the assurance that Nigeria would remain fully vigilant to prevent the re-entry of the virus, President Jonathan promised the visiting ministers that the country would cooperate fully with other concerned nations to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

The ministers praised Nigeria’s successful containment of the virus and expressed the desire of France, Germany and the European Union to collaborate more with Nigeria in helping other West African countries where the virus still remains active.