Breaking News: Ebola To Hit Nigeria Again – JOHESU Strike

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FAAN Promise To Prevent Ebola Return to Nigeria Despite JOHESU Strike

Ebola may return back to Nigeria as the ongoing screening of passengers at the airport may be affected by the nationwide strike of health workers.

It was reported that fresh outbreak of Ebola in the democratic republic of Congo which has claimed lives.

4beta Naija News also gathered that the health workers at the airports, apart from giving vaccination against yellow fever as a major requirement for traveling to many African countries, also help with the health screening of passengers.Recall that the Port Health Services workers, who are stationed at all ports of entry into the country, have joined their colleagues in other sectors under the umbrella body of the Joint Health Sector Unions in the strike that began last month.”

Also, the country began health screening at international airports during the Ebola outbreak of 2014 and continued even after the tension.

Speaking on this development, The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, told our correspondents that the agency’s medical personnel would handle health checks at all international airports pending when the strike would be called off.

She added that all the equipment and personnel used in combating the virus in 2014 are still very much at the airports. We have always had thermal scanners in our airports that monitor the temperature of passengers and capture their pictures.

In her words, she said; “We still have hand sanitisers in our restrooms too. When passengers walk through the scanners, it registers their temperature. If yours is high, you have pulled aside for observation.”

She went further to say, “all relevant agencies have been mobilised and are working effectively to ensure the safety of passengers and airport users.”

The General Manager, Public Relations, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, stated that the traveling public had no reason to panic as there were no direct flights between Nigeria and Congo.”

Is he words, he said; there was a system in place to ensure safety at all the airports where people arrive or depart the country.”

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