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Nigeria Donates $1m To Fight Ebola in Africa

Posted: Jul 21, 2015 at 6:03 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Hassan Zaggi, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has announced the donation of about N200 million ($1 milliom) for Ebola recovery and reconstruction in Africa.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health, Linus Awute, the president made the announcement at the International Conference on Africa’s Fight Against Ebola, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

While recalling Nigeria’s effort in combating the Ebola virus in 2014, Buhari however noted that “Nigeria is not celebrating the end of Ebola in Nigeria until this disease is totally eliminated from the West African region…This is because Ebola in one country remains also a threat to another.”

He therefore posited that meeting the challenge is “Crucial to us right now and so we remain committed to support all efforts of the African Union in this fight.”