The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has said that the federal government is not fully prepared to handle any health emergency that may befall the nation.
He said this in Abuja while addressing an audience present during the closing ceremony of the Joint External Evaluation of Nigeria’s health regulations.
Adewole said: “If you look at how prepared we are for emergencies, the answer is simple, we are not yet there.
“We must not leave it to God we must leave it to humans, this is a situation where we must take charge of our destiny”.
The minister stressed the need for a stronger synergy among government agencies to strengthen disease surveillance and control across Nigeria.