Saturday, 30 August 2014
Surprise: Obasanjo Blames Liberia For Sending Ebola To Nigeria.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo commented on the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. He said it was “devilish enough that Patrick Sawyer in connivance with some Liberian authorities,” imported ‘the evil’ to Nigeria.
Obasanjo made this statement in the afternoon of August 30, 2014, during a talk on ‘An afternoon with Obasanjo’ programme organised by Inside Watch Africa continental magazine, published by Oluwaseyi Adegoke-Adeyemo.
The ex president emphasised that the virus takes both lives and economic toll. According to him, the negative effects have already started and would hit communities, the nation, West African region and sub-region.
Obasanjo is sure that the Liberian authorities knew condition of Sawyer, but still allowed him to travel.
Also Read: How Patrick Sawyer Deceived The Liberian Government
He further urged Nigerians to observe all the prescribed safety measures, because there is still no drug which can definitely cure the disease.
“Everybody should be involved. When you see your neighbour showing unique symptoms not just the common cold or fever, take him to the clinic or doctor and we are told that when it has incubated, it becomes a problem.”