Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra said in Awka on Friday that there was no incident of Ebola virus in the state.
Mr. Obiano made the clarification at the 2014 Mothers Summit and the inauguration of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative of Anambra.
His statement came against the background of reported case of the return of the remains of an Ebola victim from Liberia to Anambra.
“There is no Ebola case in Anambra and by the Grace of God there will never be.
“The rumour we have concerns one corpse that was brought from one of the West African countries.
“On our own we decided to take precaution. We were doing the proper thing to confirm that the corpse has nothing to do with Ebola.
“As we speak, from preliminary reports we have so far, there is no Ebola incident in Anambra State.
“I have told the police not to allow any corpse to be brought into Anambra by road or by air if that corpse does not have certificate confirming the cause of death.
“Wherever we see a corpse, we stop and find out what killed him / her before going further. It is only a precautionary measure as a responsible government to protect our people.”
In his address to the women, he urged them to participate actively in the political process, saying their role was critical to ensuring the nation’s stability and security.
He also enjoined them to endeavour to obtain the Permanent Voter Cards, which he said, its distribution would commence on August 16 in the state.
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