President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the leadership of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT and other labour unions not to stop the resumption of schools on 22 September, saying the Federal Government has put a check on the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.
President Jonathan, who addressed State House correspondents on Tuesday, said that the closure of public schools in Nigeria has not spoken well of the image of country.
He stated that there was nothing for any one to fear as his government has conquered the war against EVD.
The President commended Nigerians for supporting medical personnel and health workers to fight the disease.
He pleaded that stigmatisation should be encouraged anywhere in the country as there were no new cases of Ebola.
The President also emphasised that more than ever before, Nigerian borders were more secured to forestall the entry of any carrier of the Ebola Virus Disease from neighbouring countries.
He commended the state governors, especially those of Lagos and Rivers states, for their proactive efforts in the fight against the disease.
Assuring Nigerians, Jonathan said his administration would not rest on its oars to prevent any other outbreak of the disease.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government shifted ground on the resumption of schools for September 22 after initially moving the resumption to October 13 to curtail the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease.