Leadership (Abuja)

13 August 2014

West Africa: Ecowas Official Dies After Contact With Sawyer

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Ebola doctor.

An ECOWAS Commission Protocol Assistant, Lagos Liaison Office, Mr Jatto Abdulqudir, who helped the late Liberian Ebola victim, Mr Patrick Sawyer, while in Nigeria is dead.

Aged 36, the late Abdulqudir was among those who assisted Sawyer, the Liberian delegate to a regional meeting who died from the Ebola virus disease at a Lagos hospital on July 25, 2014. Abdulqudir had been under quarantine following the sad incident.

Announcing the death of Abdulqudir, the ECOWAS Commission expressed its gratitude to Nigerian government authorities and others who contributed to managing the late official while under quarantine. The Commission also condoled with Abdulqudir's family and colleagues and prayed for the repose of his soul.

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