EBOLA- NPA ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTION OF SPREAD IN ALL PORT LOCATIONS AND TERMINALS
The Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has issued guidelines to its employees and port community stakeholders on the risks posed by the deadly Ebola Virus. It also gave directives about the risk factors in a port environment.
The Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority Malam Habib Abdullahi, who acknowledged that Nigerian Ports are gateways hence vulnerable, however cautioned port operators, especially first line contact officers against negligence when dealing with foreigners and vulnerable groups.
Malam Habib Abdullahi while expressing deep empathy for those who have contacted the Ebola virus in the course of duty, however noted that, NPA would leave no stone unturned to make sure that port facilities are Ebola Virus-free
Giving an insight into what NPA has done, he disclosed that, measures put in place include: the commencement of Enlightenment campaigns about the origin, symptoms, mode of spread, identifying people at high risk, diagnosis, containment and prevention of infection.