The Federal Government on Tuesday dismissed media report on some Indian medical doctors, who claimed they were forced to treat some Ebola patients in a private hospital in Abuja.
The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, who addressed newsmen in Abuja said the report on the claim by the doctors was false.
He said the report was misleading and capable of causing panic among members of the public.
Maku decried the spate of unverified reports on issues relating to the prevalence of the virus in Nigeria and urged the media to act responsibly.
He said there was a clear case of attempts by some persons to slander the nation and urged the media to check their facts before reporting.
He said the virus was not endemic to Nigeria and had never been found anywhere in Nigeria, stressing that it was imported by a Liberian-American into Nigeria.
According to Maku, our newspapers must be careful, the media have done very well but we must not give a leeway for anybody to begin to slander us.
The minister said the Federal Government would continue to follow best practices in the management of tested and verified cases of Ebola in Nigeria.
He called for for public support, vigilance and understanding in the campaign against the spread of the virus.