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ECOWAS Staff Dies From Ebola Virus In Nigeria by breezy900: 11:02am On Aug 13, 2014
Nigeria has recorded its third
number of deaths from the
Ebola virus after an ECOWAS
official was reported to have
died from the virus in the

The West African regional bloc
made the announcement on
Tuesday, 12 August, 2014, in an
official statement.
“The ECOWAS (Economic
Community of West African
States) Commission announces
with deep regret the passing of a
staff member of its Lagos Liaison
Office, Mr Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir,
aged 36,” it said in a statement.
“Mr Abdulqudir, a protocol
assistant, was among those who
assisted the Liberian delegate to
a regional meeting Mr Patrick
Sawyer, who died from the Ebola
Virus Disease at a Lagos hospital
on 25th July 2014.”
It was gathered that the late
ECOWAS official had been
quarantined since Sawyer was
confirmed as having Ebola, which
haskilled more than 1,000
people since the start of the year
, most of them in Guinea, Sierra
Leone and Liberia.
“The Commission wishes to use
this opportunity to express its
gratitude to Nigerian
government authorities and
others who contributed to
managing the late official while
under quarantine,” it added.
“The Management of the
Commission wishes to
commiserate with Mr
Abdulqudir’s family and
colleagues and prays for the
repose of his soul.”
It would be recalled that Nigeria’s
President Goodluck Jonathan on
Monday branded Sawyer a
for bringing Ebola into Nigeria,
despite his sister having died
from it and that he reportedly
displayed symptoms before
getting on a flight to Lagos.
Also, a nurse who treated the late
Sawyer died of Ebola
in Lagos, while tests last
weekend confirmed that another
nurse had also contracted the
As of August 9, the World Health
Organization (WHO) said there
were 13 probable or suspected
cases of Ebola in Nigeria,
including two deaths.
The Nigerian Ministry of Health
had stated last week that there
were 10 confirmed cases of
Ebola virus in Nigeria, with more
than a hundred people being
monitored for signs of the
According to reports, the late
Sawyer was in Nigeria to have
attend an ECOWAS meeting and
Abdulqudir escorted him to
hospital in the Ikoyi
neighbourhood from Lagos
airport, where he arrived on a
flight from Monrovia via the
Togolese capital, Lome.
It is understood he then
returned to the ECOWAS offices
on nearby Lagos Island.
Investigation revealed that the
offices have been closed and
disinfected as a precaution while
staff have been informed of
preventative measures to take,
including seeking prompt
medical advice in the event of
ECOWAS had on Monday, 11
August, 2014, stated that the
Ebola virus outbreak threatened
West Africa’s social and economic
progress and sought the support
of all member states and
partners to tackle the spread of
Source:- www.fb.com/breezyworld

Re: ECOWAS Staff Dies From Ebola Virus In Nigeria by daudazeez9(m): 11:13am On Aug 13, 2014
hmm, sirleaf the president of monrovia has to blame for delibrately released of sawyer to initially cause un vassine viral
Re: ECOWAS Staff Dies From Ebola Virus In Nigeria by hushmail: 11:29am On Aug 13, 2014
sawyer! Sawyer!! Sawyer!!! ... If to say u never die..

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