Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, has lauded former President Goodluck Jonathan and the former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, for the role they played in funding research into the Ebola scourge in the country.
Iwu 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.
According to him, the quick funding of research into the scourge, was instrumental to its immediate containment.
He also called on Nigerians not to rest on their oars over the containment of Ebola, noting that the virus is still rampant in its place of origin.
“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.