Catholic bishops in Ibadan laud government on Ebola response

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catholic bishopsThe Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have commended the federal government of Nigeria over its proactive measures aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease in Nigeria.

Noting the actions of the state government, the bishops said decisions taken so far present Nigeria as a serious country. This was disclosed at press conference addressed on behalf of the body by its Secretary and Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev Felix Ajakaye, today (Tuesday) in Ado Ekiti.

Nigerian Tribune reported the CBCN, in a communiqué signed by its President, Archbishop Gabriel Abegunrin, described the Ebola epidemic as a source of worry, but added that the prompt action taken by government would help in stemming the spread.

Earlier this week, IBPulse.com reported there is panic in Ibadan following the diagnosis of Ebola virus disease in more individuals in Lagos.

A cross section of Ibadan residents expressed fear over the risk of the disease spreading to Ibadan.

“If it is in Lagos, the best guess is it may already been in Ibadan. This is something I am so scared of because as you, Ibadan has already become an extension of Lagos and more buses come to the city daily than elsewhere,” Segun told IBPulse.

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