Ebola: Rivers Assembly summons health commissioner, others

The Rivers State House of Assembly has invited the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker, to appear before it tomorrow on the preparedness of the state government to tackle the Ebola virus scourge. It has also ordered the Chairman of the State Civil Service Commission and the Provost of the State College of Health Science and Technology and some aggrieved lecturers of the institution to appear over employment scandals. The decisions were taken yesterday, during plenary at the old Government House Chamber, Port Harcourt.

The invitation to the Health Commissioner, followed a motion by the Deputy Leader, Robinson Ewor, that the commissioner should appear to brief the lawmakers on the plans put in place by the state government to contain the ravaging virus.

The lawmakers unanimously approved the summon, saying that proactive measures should be taken by the government against the disease including education of members of the public on precautionary measures.

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