Tuesday, 29 July 2014

President Jonathan Commiserates with El-Rufai over son's death

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday expressed shock over the death of Hamza el-Rufai, son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai. The deceased died in an auto crash in the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday.
This message was posted on the Twitter account of the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati.
The President commiserated with Mallam el-Rufai and all members of his family on the unfortunate incident.
Stressing that no amount of words can fill the deep gap created by the loss of Hamza, the President hoped that the outpouring of support at this moment by friends and associates will comfort the former minister.
The Joint Federal and State Team in collaboration with other health organisations on prevention of Ebola outbreak in Lagos, has begun monitoring of the 59 persons that had contact with the victim, who died of  Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in a private hospital in Lagos, last week.
Addressing a joint press briefing, yesterday, on the update of the Ebola virus disease, Director National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Professor Abdulsalim Nasidi, and Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, explained that out of the 59 persons that had contact with the Sawyer in Lagos, 44 were hospital contacts (38 healthcare workers and six laboratory staff) and 15 airport contacts comprising three ECOWAS staff – driver, liaison and protocol officer, Nigerian Ambassa
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/07/nigerian-ambassador-3-ecowas-staff-55-others-contact-lagos-ebola-victim-idris/#sthash.kLqbMECu.dpuf

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