Ebola Outbreak: Nigeria President Calls for More Cooperation Among West African Countries



President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, speaking when Guinea’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Gaoussou Toure, presented his letter of credence to him at the Presidential Villa yesterday called for strategic collaboration among West African countries to contain the spread of the deadly #Ebola virus.

The president said that although affected West African countries had put in place commendable measures to curtail the virus, there was the need for a concerted intra-regional cooperation and action.

``A problem that affects one of us affects us all. We may need to come together as a region to strengthen our containment measures.

``However, I am pleased that serious measures are being taken to control the spread of the disease’’, Jonathan said.

Earlier, Toure thanked the president for the financial assistance given to Guinea by Nigeria to tackle the disease and assured him that his country was deploying containment measures.

Toure expressed Guinea’s commitment to strengthening its bilateral relations with Nigeria.