Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has lashed out at the American
government for making a failed and what was seen a deceitful promise to
assist Nigeria with 30 walk through body temperature detector . The Minister made the disclosure today at High level expert meeting on
Ebola Virus Disease in Abuja organized by the Ministry of Health and
Treatment Research Group on Ebola Virus Disease (TRG).
Chukwu said that instead of the American government fulfilling her
promise, the American Ambassador James F Entwistle decided to donate hand
held infrared thermometer as against it’s earlier promise
The American Ambassador to Nigeria James F Entwistle had during the the
fight against Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria said the American government
will provide Nigeria.
But this was not the case according the Minister of Health who disclose
that ” Nigeira is still awaiting the American government to make good it’s
promise by delivering the 30 walk – through temperature detector scanners
” immediately the American ambassador made the promise of donating 30 walk
through body temperature scanners when he visited my office here in
Abuja, I quickly informed Mr President so that he can commend the
American government for the gesture but unfotunaly, the American
government has not fulfilled their promise.
” I had recently reminded the ambassador his promise but he said there was
a diplomatic miss information but whatever the case, I told that Nigeria
is still expecting the 30 body temperature scanners ” noting that ”
America is too big a country not to fulfill a promise of this magnitude.
The Health Minister stated that the Dangote Foundation is making
available 12 Walk through Body temperature scanner while another group
also promised to dote 12 body scanners all by the end of this month –
” we are very hopeful we will get 24 walk – trough tempreture detector
scanners which we hope to install in our airports and major entry points .
And we will also install the 30 scanners in most of our land boarders if
and when the American government makes real their promise to Nigeria ”