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Ebola: GEJ Calls Late Liberian Patrick Sawyer’s Actions “Crazy”

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Today – Monday 11th August 2014, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan described the actions of the late Liberian-American Ebola victim Patrick Sawyer as “crazy”.

The commander-in-chief made the statement at the annual Interfaith Conference in Abuja, Vanguard reports.

GEJ said;

“As a government, we promise that we will do everything humanly possible to contain the Ebola virus.

On Wednesday, I will meet with governor of the states, and they must come with their commissioners of Health along. We must make sure that every state is prepared, where they lack, the federal government will support them.

My conversation with the WHO DG, Dr Margaret Chan was revealing, she said 60 per cent of the transmission was spread during burials. That is why in my announcement, I’ve been saying that people should be careful about burials.

Some people like burial ceremonies. This is not the time for burial ceremony, somebody is dead, he is dead, leave him there. This is not the best time for those ceremonies.

If he is dead, he is already dead, Sawyer that brought this Ebola to Nigeria; his sister died of Ebola. And he started acting somehow, his country asked him not to leave the country, let them observe him, but the crazy man decided to leave and found his way here.”

44 Comments

  1. Mimzzzzz

    August 11, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I very much agree with u, I just can’t shake off the feeling, that he knew he had the virus and intentionally came to Nigeria. But the government of this country was also delusional, In thinking the virus would never come into Nigeria, and not thoroughly screening passengers on incoming flights especially from African countries.

  2. I go dey laff

    August 11, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    D man is in did not ok, may God va mercy on us.

  3. People that like burials aka mogbo moya, happy outing. LOL

  4. Lanre

    August 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I feel Jonathan’s pain. This disease has got everyone thinking

  5. Musa

    August 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! The Crazy Man indeed. Lol

  6. Sandi

    August 11, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I learnt the man actually pulled the IV he was hooked up to and splattered blood everywhere and that’s how the medical personnel got it.
    But why?

  7. leeleo

    August 11, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    They keep saying, we should be careful. How & how? What about the markets, public transportation, mouses, churchesand other places or do they think everyone has car. They should act fast about this and stop talking.

    • zee

      August 11, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Mouses and catses

    • P

      August 11, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      When we are talking about something as serious as Ebola, all some persons can do is point out grammatical mistakes in other’s comments.SMH

  8. tessy ann

    August 11, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Dat man was really a crazy demon and like his father satan he refuse to die and go to hell alone that was his reason for coming to Nigeria b4 he died.

  9. ak

    August 11, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Is he for real?

    Whose fault is it that You don’t have proper screening facilities at your airport?

    Whose fault is it that Liberia did not submit his name to the airport/port/land as a NO-FLY passenger?

    Abeg, whether or not the man was/is crazy is not the issue. The issue is your penchant for always assigning blame, and not taking decisive action.

    You know Ebola is in other nations, yet you do not take steps to protect yourself. Whose fault is it that you did not protect yourself?

    Can you blame a robber for stealing from a house whose gates are wide open?

    Useless president, i will say it again, Useless president.

    • Mahmoud

      August 11, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      I second that…..I put out a message on all the blogs about 2months ago asking…begging them to be ready at the airports coz it was getting too close for comfort…no one answered,now you’re crying wolf…..Bast…d

    • Leely

      August 12, 2014 at 10:41 am

      I agree that GEJ went to far with his words probably out of frustration but I’m sure you wouldn’t have made those comments to Baba OBJ. GEJ takes all the insults. Be civil and respect the office, even if you can’t respect the person.

  10. Daisy

    August 11, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    A typical buffoon-like Nigerian talk. And he’s a President! Only in Nigeria! Kmt!

  11. prince

    August 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    For once since oga jona became president i agree with this “off comment” i mean it only a crazy man that will intentional pee on fellow humans knowing fully well he had such transmittable disease…it amazes me how much a “legacy” he left behind. in summary this ebola shit is not funny one bit and in jim words it scares the jesus outta me

  12. kiki

    August 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Walahi the man is truly mad.

  13. shannaro

    August 11, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    White noise. Stop beating the dead horse and get your ass to work for once.

  14. justme

    August 11, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    what Patrick Sawyer did was callous but at the same time how on earth can GEJ sit down and utter those words?! I mean this disease has been spreading for a long while now and again the news circulated earlier on this year. WHY didn’t the so called government not take measures to ensure that it does not enter Nigeria and i am certain if ebola only affected the poor he would not care just like other issues in Nigeria that he has been nonchalant about. GEJ GET OUT OR GET UP AND DO SOMETHING!!

  15. Choice

    August 11, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    He’s somehow right on this Ebola man who left his coun3 to Nigeria with this deadly disease.

    • Anonymous

      August 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Coun3 is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. Sick of you Nigerians and your lazy typing habits.

    • armywife

      August 11, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      Look @ this 1 o. English teacher. ” sick of u Nigerians? ” leave the Nigerian blog na. Smh

  16. Beeeeeee

    August 11, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    The way that we open our mouths and insult people on these blogs….truly amazing. Yes, the president has not lived up to his promises. You can insult his policies or lack of, you can insult his style of running government. But to sit in front of your laptops or type on your phones and call another human being a bastard and to call another being useless….truly amazing. He is still the president…smh

    • Dekunle

      August 12, 2014 at 12:13 am

      But it’s okay for the president to go out in a public forum and call someone, a dead person, “crazy?” Try not to be stupid please.

  17. Mademoiselle

    August 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Isn’t it sad how people come on the blogs and call other people degrading names??? Cos you don’t get to see or know whom they are! I’m only sorry for these self righteous ppl who can seem to do no wrong in their own eyes. Please the president is only human, too bad things happened the way they did with the Ebola outbreak but God knows best and He will surly do His best when he deems fit!!!!

    • Bee

      August 11, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Good knows best but he definitely won’t come down and solve our issues for us. He has given us brains to do that. People should do what they are being for, President included. No need to be sentimental about it. He deserves to be called worse names, BTW did he not just call someone crazy?

    • Iris

      August 12, 2014 at 4:00 am

      Okay let him do his best, but it isn’t the kind of thing a president says publicly. What does he mean by “acting somehow?” Seriously?! As much as I detest Patrick Sawyer, this could have been prevented if Nigeria had been proactive. This may sound like double standards but it’s more acceptable if the public criticizes Patrick Sawyer. The president of Nigeria has no business assigning blame in a public statement when his government is equally responsible for this fiasco.
      I think they should actually start talking to people about cremation instead of burial where victims of ebola are concerned.

  18. Stella Kashmoney

    August 11, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Have no words for this Goodluck guy.

  19. Amh

    August 11, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    You should have banned flights from those cou tries simple. The blood of the dead is on you and his country. May the evil sawyer rot in hell. Bastard.

  20. P

    August 11, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    When we are talking about something as serious as Ebola, all some persons can do is point out grammatical mistakes in other’s comments.SMH

  21. Omo1

    August 11, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Of course his action was not just crazy but callous and very wicked. I will never get over what that man did..but then I will never understand why Nigeria was still allowing flights from that region at the time.

  22. joke

    August 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Nigerians can complain sha. A blody diplomat comes into your country through a connecting flight (dis guy obviously has diplomatic immunity). Collaspes at d air port, is rushed to d hospital, den he lies about where he’s been, urinates on medical personnel treating him. What else would they have done? U r all complaining, what have you done, what can u do, n what would you have done. Let dem hadle it d best way they can we can only pray and watch as it unfolds.

  23. NNENNE

    August 11, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Enough of the blame. What is done is done. Lessons learned. Even other countries learned from our experience too. There’s more screens in other countries now after the Sawyer incident.

  24. Ngo

    August 12, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Whether Sawyer was Crazy or not or worse (which he was), the man is DEAD, but the virus lives on. Unfortunately, we can not turn back the hands of time, and since Jonathan has chosen a presidency of reactive solutions than proactive strategies, we as a people want to see the BEST he’s got to imbibe confidence in the mind of the people that he can keep us safe, while eradicating the Ebola virus from our country.

    I hope the Ebola virus teaches him that prevention is better than cure, that’s if he ever learns from experiences or conducts post-mortem analysis.

  25. ade

    August 12, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Not taking precautions was our fault! we like passing blames, the virus could have been brought by someone who had no clue he had it too, although sawyer is horrible for knowingly spreading it…GEJ and his fellow leaders are to blame for not taking measures when we were so close to affected regions…now just take a look at the quarantine location!!! it looks so like a person who is being observed will and not yet confirmed will contact the disease there so y would they not hide?????/

  26. Beeee

    August 12, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Mr Dekunle, I hope I am not the one you are referring to as stupid, I did not insult anyone. I stated my opinion just as everyone else is allowed to freely do. There were also other people who disagreed with my line of reason, which is allowed and none of them insulted me. It’s because of people like you that I commented, Jonathan should not have called him crazy, but he is also a human being and must have said that in the heat of the moment. The act of one man has caused the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. I can assure you that a majority of Nigerians are thinking exactly what Jonathan said. The man not only came into the country knowing he had the virus, he also knowingly caused medical personnel to be infected. Then you hide behind your computer or phone to call me stupid? It’s not your fault sha, I blame the people who gave you access to the internet.

  27. Alert!

    August 12, 2014 at 9:32 am

    What he could have done as a diplomat who is very enlightened seeing from his status and whom should have had enough common sense as well as a sense of responsibility, should have isolated himself and allow himself to be quarantined..now I see why they are dying in hundreds over there!

    As sad as it is, the deed has been done, the way forward is what we should be looking at.

  28. Taiwo Abraham

    August 12, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Jonathan’s vulgar language calling the Liberian man a mad man is UNPRESIDENTIAL. I can manage to take that from another less personality, but definitely not from a personality as our President. This, no doubt, is a reflection of his background. Charity begins at home, they say.

  29. Me2me

    August 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Shut up. Their country should not have let him out. You will always look for a way to blame GEJ. APC Mouse

  30. ak

    August 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Me I don’t understand how “Charity begins at Home” is the relevant idiom here but isokay, i get your gist sha,

    Pls Beeeeee, go and sit down. Mscchewww.

    I don’t know who you are forming for.. pretending as if when anger don nab person, person no go abuse somebody.

    Even the oyinbo people who you seem to be looking up to in your line of “reasoning and mannerisms” call people Stupid, idiots, fools, fu*ck*rs, and even worse names.

    In Yoruba we call idiots/stupid people Ode’s and in ibo i like Isi-Ewu (Goat head)…

    Personally, i think Oga Jona is an IsiEwu— He knows the right thing to do, but is too stubborn to do it

  31. Mac

    August 12, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Crazy is the right word.

  32. Beeee

    August 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Smh….so fact that the so-called oyinbo people insult others makes it right? Good to know ..I guess what I was trying to say has reached the people it was meant for…thanks anyway…

  33. BlueEyed

    August 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    The president’s comments come from a frustrated place but please he isn’t speaking amiss, in truth the Liberian gorvenment did little or nothing to inform it’s citizens especially the rural ones, thus escalating this virus. Also, however late it is the Nigerian society is actually on a more enlightened advantage….with more work and effort I believe the Ebola virus will be curtailed

  34. ibifuro brenda

    August 13, 2014 at 2:17 am

    M so proud of Nigerians from d president,d health minister,health workers,spiritual leaders,media houses. Everyone is doing at dre level all dey can to make sure ds fatal plague ebola leaves d country and without much damage. GOD so much love us,wateva virus eats up other countries we will overcome it

  35. dotty

    August 13, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    some pple shaaaa……kai!

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