Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that his administration has released over N300m to fight the Ebola virus.
Amaechi disclosed this on Tuesday when the Country Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria, Mr. Rui Vaz, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Port Harcourt. The governor also pledged to work together with WHO to fight the Ebola virus in the state, even as he assured that his administration would do everything to contain the disease.
Amaechi said, “Whatever it takes for us to overcome Ebola, please, I will do it because it costs more if Ebola is on the loose than if it is contained. So, we are happy that the World Health Organisation is here to assist Rivers State. We are happy that the World Health Organisation appreciates the dangers of Ebola to our communities. We need to contain Ebola. If there is no cure, then there is containment so that more persons don’t contract it. The Rivers State Government is prepared to take all the responsibility. The citizens are ours.”
He, however, urged politicians in the state against politicising the Ebola outbreak and added that his resolve was to protect the lives of the people of the state.