The Federal Government, Wednesday, approved the sum of N200 million for Lagos State to support its effort at containing the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. The decision was reached at the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, and later announced to journalists at a press conference in Abuja by the Ministers of Health, and Information, , Onyebuchi Chukwu and Labaran Maku respectively.
It was also stated that the United States had donated 30 body scanners for screening of in-bound and out-bounds persons to the country’s airports and borders. President Goodluck Jonathan earlier approved an emergency fund of N1.9 billion to tackle the spread of the deadly virus.
So far, Lagos State is the only state identified to have been hit with the dreaded Ebola virus, following the arrival into the country of the index case, a Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer. Five deaths have been recorded in the country, with the latest being Dr. Ameyo Stella Adedavoh two days ago. The deceased were among people who had primary contact with Sawyer, who passed on on 25 July.