Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Group Offers 150 Medical Volunteers To Tackle Ebola In Nigeria

Group Offers 150 Medical Volunteers To Tackle Ebola In Nigeria
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A group named Africa Grassroots Empowerment Organisation has offered to make its members who are medical staff available to assist the Nigerian government in truncating the spread of Ebola virus in the country. The president of the group, Gomene Namene stated that his association had a medical workforce of about 150 people who are all willing to work with government the curb the outbreak, remarking that in totality, the personnel were awash with doctors with specialisation in several spectrum of the medical practice.
In a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Namene stated the the virus has spread globally rapidly, saying that it was paramount to work with all volunteers  and every medical personnel to fight the deadly virus.

Punch newspapers reports:

According to him, the group would soon commence its street campaign to sensitize the people on how to stay safe alive and protect themselves from harm.

He said, “We are mindful of the deadly Ebola disease that has broken out in some African countries; as we embark on the sensitization campaigns, our 150-member team of medical experts will be educating the populace on the best ways to live free and safe from Ebola disease.

“We are therefore calling on government to partner with our organisation in order to achieve this.”

Namene said it was interested in working to keep the nation united, and called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to put  an end to what it called electoral corruption in the country.

He challenged Nigerians to learn to conduct themselves peacefully during elections, noting that everyone must do everything within the confines of the law to ensure transparent and free electoral process.

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