How Jonathan, Fashola ended Ebola spread in Nigeria -Iwu

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Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, president of Goodluck Jonathan in funding research into the Ebola scourge while in offie, adding that the step to the control of the epidemic in the country.

He spoke   in Abuja, during his investiture   with a fellowship award by   the Nigerian Council of Physicians, a fellowship of the West African College of Natural Medicine.

Iwu, also praised train   governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, for his pragmatic approach by putting money into the disease's research, when the scourge hit the country.

The quick funding of research into the scourge, he noted   was instrumental to its immediate containment, despite the few deaths recorded.

Jonathan N2 billion, through the Federal Ministry of Health, to fund research into Ebola.

Iwu, who urged   Nigerians are not going to stay on their way to the containment of Ebola,   Noted   that the virus is still crawling in its place of origin.

"Just could not get in touch with a possible Ebola victim. That tells us more about 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, "he said.

Hey   Thanked   the Nigerian Council of Physicians of Natural Medicine for its pioneering role in the development of alternative medicine   the country.

Iwu, who   pledged to work hard for the growth of alternative medicine practice in Nigeria,   noted that   There is need to boost funding in research and development of alternative medicine.

The professor, who   also urged   Jonathan government did not go far enough, but not enough, went a long way towards advancing research on Ebola.

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