President Goodluck Jonathan Condemns Stigmatization Of Victims With Ebola

President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the stigmatization of Nigerians by some countries over the recent cases of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.


At a meeting with a Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General, David Navarro, on Wednesday, the president criticised the discriminatory actions, especially the one that forced the Nigerian team to the Youth Olympics in China to withdraw its participation in the games.

Mr. Jonathan said there was no basis for the stigmatization of Nigerians since the EVD had been effectively contained in the country. He added that the disease never attained epidemic levels.

The president demanded an end to the discrimination against Nigerians over the virus and asked the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, to act on the demand.

He praised the Federal Ministry of Health, the Lagos State Government and all Nigerians for the success achieved so far in containing the virus and avoiding a national epidemic.


Credit: Premium Times



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