'Body embezzled N28 million meant for Ebola' - Volunteer group alleges

The volunteers also accused the Federal government, African Union and other health bodies of poor welfare while they were serving in Liberia.

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The Nigerian Center for Disease Control is currently embroiled in a scandal of sorts following accusations of embezzlement by Nigerian Ebola Volunteers.

The volunteers who recently returned to the country after successfully contributing to the eradication of Ebola in Liberia, have accused the centre's management of embezzling N28 million given to them by the Federal Government for the fight against the deadly virus.

The volunteers also accused the Federal government, African Union and other health bodies of poor welfare while they were serving in Liberia.

Furthermore,  the group alleged negligence on the part of the Federal govt since they returned to Nigeria.

According to them, efforts have not been made to quarantine them for the stipulated 21 days for observation which is necessary in order to avoid another outbreak of the deadly disease, particularly since they just returned from a country that just won its war against Ebola.

The group alleges that instead of being monitored, they were just allowed to mix immediately with the public.

But the  Director-General of the Center for Disease Control, Professor Abdulsalami Nasidi

, has refuted claims of embezzlement, saying there are records to show that no shady deal was carried out.

According to him, international and local bodies have adjudged the Nigerian Ebola Virus eradication programme as a very transparent one.

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