Airline Condemned for bringing in human remains from Ebola affected DRC


Ebola victim being carried

The Federal Government has condemned the breach of regulations by a foreign airline carrier on the repatriation of the remains of a Nigerian from Ebola affected Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and the Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Dr Jide Idris, condemned the development in a joint statement on Thursday in Lagos.

According to the statement, the airline brought the remains without all necessary documentations that are required to process its clearance by the Department of Port Health Services, Federal Ministry of Health.

It said that in line with industry practice, a report had been made to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, the regulatory agency of the Nigerian Aviation Industry on the occurrence.

It added that necessary steps were being taken by the regulatory authority to sanction the airline in a…

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