NSP President Taiwo Oyewumi congratulates President Goodluck Jonathan

NSP President Taiwo Oyewumi congratulates President Goodluck Jonathan max-h-[350px]

In a landmark declaration on Monday 20.10.2014 by the World Health Organization (WHO) via its representative Rui Gama Vaz  , Nigeria has been certified and declared EBOLA free after passing the 42 day mark of no new cases recorded."Nigeria is now free of Ebola," Vaz told a news conference in the capital Abuja yesterday."The virus is gone for now. The outbreak in Nigeria has been defeated. This is a spectacular success story that shows to the world that Ebola can be contained," Vaz said.

The NSP President, Taiwo Oyewumi speaking to a media team as soon as the news broke said ” I heartily congratulate President Good luck Jonathan and his executives on this welcomed and heart-warming declaration that our dear nation is free of the menace of the EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE.” “I salute the courage of his Excellency Babatunde Raji Fashola and his team in Lagos State where the endemic first broke out, who rallied swiftly and developed containment strategies to curb the far-reaching effects of the ravaging disease”. He went on further to state that the situation of the EBOLA VIRUS in the country changed the dynamics and made Nigerians come together to achieve unity in diversity in the face of adversity. “There are no doubts that we have lessons learnt from this experience, and it is my since hope and desire that we will continue to work together in unity to tackle adversity that threatens the very essence of our dear nation. We need to continue to apply this teamwork concept in all our endeavours”. Nigeria is the second West African country to be declared free of EBOLA after Senegal. Other West Africa countries such as Liberia are still battling to contain the disease. More than 4,500 people have died and nearly 10,000 have been infected with the haemorrhagic fever, most of them in West Africa, since the start of the year.

He called on the government to review the personal sacrifices made by health care workers who were at the frontline caring for these patients during which time some of these heroes lost their lives so that others may live. “I will not conclude without acknowledging the heroics of our colleagues in the health care team who lost their lives as a result of this disease. May the God Lord console their families and may their sacrifices to our dear nation not be in vain”. “I am appealing to the President to revisit the agreements made to ensure that health care workers receive a better package which included the recognition and the protection in the line of duty that is deserved as obtainable all around the world”. “Even though now the nation has been declared officially free of the virus, we still need to take necessary precautions to protect ourselves as a population”. The society released a position statement in the wake of the EBOLA VIRUS disease which was leant a global voice by the World Confederation of Physical Therapy and can be found here:http://www.wcpt.org/news/Ebola-advice