The Federal Government may sanction Kenya Airways for conveying a corpse from Ebola-affected Democratic Republic of Congo to Nigeria.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who spoke at a joint briefing organised by the state Ministry and the Federal Ministry of Heath, said the airline did not obtain the necessary approval to bring the body from Democratic Republic of Congo
Dr. Idris, however, said there is no cause for alarm as laboratory investigations showed that the corpse was not infected with EVD. He further urged members of the public to maintain a high level of suspicion and observe improved personal hygiene.
"In line with industry practice, a report has been made to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, the regulatory agency of the Nigerian Aviation Industry on the occurrence". .
"Necessary steps are being taken by the regulatory Authority to sanction the airline in a bid to prevent future occurrences".
"We have commenced a detailed investigation by all relevant agencies of government to determine the immediate and remote intentions of this unfortunate behaviour", Idris said.