Jonathan to attend ECOWAS emergency summit on Ebola

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Thursday attend a meeting of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, in Accra, Ghana.

The leaders of the West African countries are convening an Emergency Summit on the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, which has continued to ravage Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The emergency summit, which will also be attended by representatives of the United Nations, UN, and the World Health Organisation, WHO, will seek greater international support and collaboration for the containment of the Ebola outbreak.

In a statement, the Presidential Spokesperson, Reuben Abati, said President Jonathan, who will be accompanied to the summit by the acting Minister of Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, and the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control,. Abdulsalami Nasidi, is expected to avail the gathering information on Nigeria’s successful containment of the deadly EVD after it entered the country in July this year through the index case, Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer.

The President will return to Abuja at the conclusion of the one-day summit.

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