The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu has extended a hand appreciation to former President Goodluck Jonathan and Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Raji Fashola, for the role played in funding research into Ebola attack in the country.
The former INEC chairman stated this while speaking at his investiture as a fellow of the Nigerian Council of Physicians of Natural Medicine and as a fellow of the West African College of Natural Medicine in Abuja on Thursday.
Iwu claimed that the quick funding of research into the scourge was instrumental to its immediate containment.
He took the opportunity to call on Nigerians to be vigilant over the containment of the deadly disease, he noted that the virus is still out there.
“Just two hours flight and one could get in contact with a possible Ebola victim. That tells us that more needed to be done to eradicate the virus.”
“We must continue with the hand washing practice. It is the first major step to contain the virus.”
“We must know that a major step in medicine is not just treatment of patients but care and control of situations that could lead to major challenges,” Iwu said.