The Young Journalists Forum, have called on Youths to embrace healthy hygienic practices to ensure, they remain safe from contracting the dreaded Ebola virus, while commending the Judicial Workers Union for reaching a compromise that saw to the calling off of the recent strike action that hitherto crippled activities in the nation’s judiciary, urging the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to heed to the calls by numerous Nigerians, to join this commendable precedence followed by the leadership of the Judiciary workers union, to end their strike.
This is contained in a press statement by the Coordinator and Secretary of the group, Comrade ChukwumaNzeh,and Eneh Okon, respectively, it reads, “It is pertinent at this time when it is obvious that the dreaded Ebola virus have identified in Nigeria, and the victim already confirmed dead and cremated according to World Health Organization, WHO, recommendations. It has also been recommended that, hygienic practices would curtail the spread, by washing of hands shortly after every suspected contamination.
It has already confirmed that, the virus has no cure, or vaccine, so we urge all Nigerians especially the youths to be proactive to prevent contamination, by avoiding crowded environments, where sweating and several body contacts cannot be avoided. It is also noteworthy that, this virus can also be contacted by exchange of fluid, blood transfer and by sexual intercourse, taking into cognizance the height of immorality in Nigeria and West Africa at large, especially among young persons, evident in intra venial drug abuse, promiscuity et al, it is our desire that, these should be drastically curtailed.”
“We also use this medium to commend the Judiciary Workers Union for recently calling off the month long strike action that almost crippled judicial activities in the country, after dialoguing and reaching a compromise with the Federal Government, through the Minister of Labour, Chief. Emeka Wogu, we also call on the Nigeria Medical Association to emulate the commendable actions of the Judiciary Workers, so as to endeavor to reach an implementable compromise with government so that, the plights of Nigerians will be reduced.” The statement read.
We also commend the Catholic Bishops Conference for their position on the crude oil theft, as the great loss of over 20 billion dollars, according to the Nigerian Navy, should no longer be condoned. Government, as a matter of urgent national importance should diversify the economy for these vulnerable youths, engaged in the vandalization of pipelines, to be gainfully employed in other sectors. According to Cardinal John Onayiekan, who spoke at the Catholic Bishop Conference, disclosed that the oil companies in Nigeria are taking more crude oil, than they declare “They are not paying for what they are taking out,” he said.
Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba, in his “condole message noted that, On behalf of myself, my family and the people of Cross River State Central Senatorial District, I convey to you our heartfelt condolences and pray God to grant you and the entire family the fortitude to bear this loss
The Hahn Wolfgang family wrote, “On behalf of my family and my humble self I write to express our deep feelings over the death of your brother.”