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Ebola’s Impact On Nigeria’s Economic Growth Is Insignificant – Okonjo-Iweala

   

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Minister of Finance, Dr. Okonjo Iweala, has said that the the Ebola Disease has not had any negative impact on the Economic growth  of Nigeria.

Okonjo-Iweala was reported to have said this during a session with the media while on the business visit of the Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unilever, Mr. Paul Polam to Nigeria.

“We have a team monitoring the economic impact and we don’t feel we are yet at the point where we can say it’s having a huge impact on the economy. There’s been some fall-off in hotel occupancy in Lagos in particular, some meetings have been postponed but you still have other business people who are arriving.”

 “There’s been some fall-off in hotel occupancy, in Lagos in particular, some meetings have been postponed, but you still have other business people who are arriving,” Okonjo-Iweala said.

According to WHO, Nigeria has recorded 21 cases of the the Ebola virus disease and 8 people have been reported dead.

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