The House of Representatives has raised an alarm over possibility of the Ebola virus returning to Nigeria.
Members of the House, at the plenary on Thursday, unanimously adopted a motion moved by one of them, Dachung Bagos, who urged the Federal Government to immediately activate preventive measures to tackle the deadly virus.
The lawmaker also noted that the World Health Organisation expressed concerns that in the absence of licensed vaccines and therapeutics for prevention and treatment of Sudan virus disease, the risk of potential serious public health impact is high.
According to him, investigations are ongoing to determine the scope of the outbreak and the possibility of spreading.
“Importation of cases to neighbouring countries cannot be ruled out at this stage,” he stated.