Saturday, 9 August 2014

Ebola: Liberian Diplomat pleads against stigmatization of Liberians

Will Nigerians ever find a place in their hearts to forgive Liberians, especially as it was a citizen of that country who ‘intentionally’ brought the virus to Africa’s most populous nation?

The Liberian Government has appealed to Nigerian authorities to protect Liberian citizens in the country from ``stereotyping and harassment’’ in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West African.

Liberia’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Al-Hassan Conteh, made the appeal on Thursday in Abuja at a briefing organised by the Nigerian government for the diplomatic corps on Ebola outbreak in the country.

The High Commissioner said Liberians living in Lagos had been “targeted’’ after the death of Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian and American citizen in Lagos from the Ebola virus.

Hopefully Nigerians will not visit their anger on other Liberians living within the country

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