The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed the Council’s directive while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday. Joined by Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, Mr. Adewole said in addition to the directive, which is intended to ”keep Nigerians safe”, the government will also set up an emergency operation centre to be headed by Dr. Babasanya, who led Nigeria’s efforts in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea during the 2014 outbreak.
“We will be screening incoming passengers, particularly passengers from the DRC and neighbouring countries. We will also ensure we step up all activities, screening people coming in, so that we will not be caught unawares,” “We want to assure Nigerians that the Federal Government is concerned about the outbreak and will do everything possible to keep the country safe,” said Mr. Adewole. The Nigerian Immigration Service has also imposed the screening of all persons entering the country through airports in Nigeria to prevent the outbreak in the country.