Ebola: Obasanjo carpets Liberian officials over Sawyer

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 31st, 2014

patrick sawyerFormer president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has lambasted the Liberian officials who colluded with Patrick Sawyer to infect Nigerians with Ebola Virus Disease.

Answering questions from guests at an event organised by the publisher of ‘Inside Watch Africa’ magazine, Mr. Oluwaseyi Adeyemo, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, he said but for Sawyer’s appearance in the country, the deadly virus would not have surfaced in Nigeria.

“It is devilish enough that Patrick Sawyer had to spread this, and indeed spread it to Nigeria in connivance with some authorities from his country. Because they knew he had it before he came to Nigeria.

“The EVD has started to take its tolls on the country and the West African sub-region. The toll is not only on the number of those that are ill or dead but on the economy of communities, country, region and sub-region.”

Obasanjo who said he had a meeting with the Ghanaian President, Mr. John Mahama, who’s also the chairman of the Economic Community of West African Countries some weeks ago, said they discussed how to contain the spread of the deadly virus within the sub-region.

He however explained that while Mahama wanted the meeting of ministers of health, he suggested that there was a limit the ministers could go and that a summit of the presidents in the sub-region would be better.

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