by Kolapo Olapoju
It is no longer news that the World Health organisation has commended Nigeria for halting the spread of the Ebola virus disease, as no case of the virus has been recorded in the country for over a week.
While many affected nations and other parts of the world have wondered how Nigeria, in spite of its humongous challenges, has been able to curb the spread of the virus, many Nigerians like this corn-seller serve as an example of how to be extremely careful and vigilant, factors which helped the country to get rid of the virus.
Right in front of her table of roasted corn, she has carefully placed a blackboard with the caption, “Please don’t touch, point the one you like. EBOLA!”. In case you are still wondering how Nigeria did it; extreme measures like this are what helped the nation fight the deadly virus.
Every Nigerian at all levels did their part, by acquiring hand sanitizers, maintaining optimum hygiene and following the guidelines of the health ministry once the virus came into the country through Liberian/America, Patrick Sawyer.
Most importantly, Nigeria was able to avert a possible disaster and vast spread of the virus through the sacrifice of Late Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, who did not allow Sawyer leave the premises of ‘First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, despite intense pressure from external forces to allow him travel to Calabar.
People like this corn seller and Dr Adadevoh helped Nigeria contain the Ebola virus disease.