By Patrick Aigbokhan
Football teams and officials visiting Nigeria from Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire were on Thursday screened in Abuja by the Federal Government to certify them free of the dreadful Ebola virus.
Mrs. Ayo Adesugba, Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Health, said in a statement that the certification was “at the instance of the Nigeria Football Federation that is hosting a football match with the two countries in Port Harcourt on Sunday, September 6, 2015.
Adesugba added, “In line with the ‘No travel restriction’ of the Federal Government, the necessary routine measures organised at three levels were put in place.
“This includes the presentation of evaluation report of the Ebola risk status of all the visitors at the point of entry into the country, routine health screening at the point of entry and the daily health monitoring of all the visitors throughout the duration of their stay in the country by the state ministries of health that the footballers and their officials may wish to visit or play while in the country.