The Lagos State Government on Wednesday warned Lagosians
and other citizens in the country not to fall victims of
suspected fraudsters who were selling a kit that could be
used to test for Ebola Virus.
The government, in a statement by the Special Adviser on
Media to the Governor, Mr. Hakeem Bello , explained that the
reality on ground was that there was nothing like that .
It added that the product , which was called Rapid Response
Canada , was nothing but a hoax to rip – off unsuspecting
Nigerians of their earned money.
Bello stated that the technique for the manufacture of such
kit does not exist . He urged the members of the public not to
patronise sellers of such dubious product .
The statement read, “The Lagos State Government on Tuesday
alerted members of the public to the activities of some
unscrupulous people who are purportedly marketing Ebola
Test Kit .
“ In a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media to the
Governor , Mr . Hakeem Bello , the fake items , which are
branded as Rapid Response Canada with test results
purportedly available in 10 minutes is a hoax .
“ According to the statement , there are no Ebola test kits
manufactured anywhere in the world and that the technique
for its manufacture does not exist yet. The statement adds
that members of the public should not patronise the dubious
marketers of the product . ”