The Chairman Senate Committee For Health,and Senator representing Kwara Central senatorial District,Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe And his counterpart Senator Chukwuka Utazi representing Enugu North senatorial District and Chairman,Senate Committee For Primary Health care and communicable diseases have identified gaps capable of exposing the country to the novel Corona virus that broke out in China Early this year.
The Senators Who were Speaking During an oversight visit to the Apapa port,Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos And to other ports of entry noted that there was a huge shortage of Personel,especially Doctors,Modern Facilities and other critical requirement to handle any outbreak of the disease.
Both Senators who were grossly dissatisfied with the actual situation on ground told newsmen of their plans to relay the situation to the Minister Of Health.
To avert a re-occurence of the 2014 Ebola Episode that resulted in the loss of several Lives including Dr Stella Adadevor and Billions Of Naira,they appealed to Nigerians to embrace improved personel and environmental hygiene as the antidot against yearly outbreak of diseases.
Since the outbreak of corona Virus in Wuhan ,China about seven hundred lives have been lost and over thirty one thousand cases recorded.
The virus has also spread to about eighteen Countries of the World,making Nigerians to worry.
Meanwhile,the Lagos State Commissioner For Health Professor Akin Abayomi had earlier announced Planns with The Chinese Embassy In Lagos to quarantines nationals coming from Asian Countries For Two Weeks.