Nigerian man banned from work in the UK after visiting Nigeria Over Ebola

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Sam Ogunnoiki, who works as a security guard at Stout Security Ltd headquartered in Cornwall, UK, has been told not to go to work over fears he may have Ebola after visiting Nigeria.

The 46 year old British citizen, faces a three-week quarantine from his employers who told him that he needs to get the all-clear from a British doctor before he can go back to work. Below is the letter (in full) his direct boss sent to him
"I have spoken to you and expressed my very deep concerns about your trip to Nigeria. Several members of staff have now voiced their concerns about the possibility of your carrying the Ebola virus back with you and have made it very clear that they are extremely reluctant to work with you on your return." Continue...
One member of staff has even written a clear and concise letter stating the concerns of your work colleagues. In this case I have to support their concerns especially as I have already voiced them personally to you. In order to allay any fears that you are a carrier for this deadly virus I feel I cannot allow you to return to work until you have been back in the United Kingdom for three weeks, which is the incubation period. I must also request that you visit your doctor on your return and get a clean bill of health before you can start work with us. I am very sorry about this Sam but everyone works in close proximity together and I have to put the concerns of the majority first.’
Sam, who said he's on a zero-hours contract now worries about not being paid. He said:
‘Nigeria does not have Ebola but he said I have to be cleared. There is this stigma surrounding me now – it’s just ignorance and a nightmare because I cannot work. I’m a British citizen. There is no justification for this at all.’
The boss who sent the letter, Mr Mannell, later defended his position saying:
‘I did send Sam a letter saying anyone returning from any African countries for safety reasons cannot work for three weeks afterwards. I know Nigeria is Ebola-free but I don’t know where he’s travelled. My problem is that Pendennis [shipyard], which I have a contract with, sent me an email saying they cannot have anyone working there that’s been in contact with Sam."

-- DrSoba (m) at 5-11-2014 04:25PM
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-- osarobo62 (m) at 5-11-2014 04:36PM
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can't blame them..
i cancelled my November vacation to Nigeria because of this type of order that is in place.
-- Wysetots (m) at 5-11-2014 04:44PM
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Na so life be.
-- schmit (f) at 5-11-2014 05:03PM
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But  dem don declare. Naija free na
-- Chericoco (f) at 5-11-2014 05:15PM
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I don't blame his boss. Ebola is a dead sentence. They have to pay him since they laid him off.
-- Larry28 (f) at 5-11-2014 05:49PM
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-- benbella1 (m) at 5-11-2014 05:52PM
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nigeria ntooooorrr Tongue
-- EmekaBlue (m) at 5-11-2014 06:42PM
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-- proly (f) at 5-11-2014 07:06PM
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-- p4490758 (m) at 5-11-2014 07:10PM
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I no blame them, Na my useless Nigerian leaders I blame. If Nigeria good we fit get this kind of insult form all this people. If na Yankee man dey work for UK, go back home come back, them fit the use am plan like this, All this after WHO declares Nigeria Ebola free. No worries e go better, Abeg turn off the light make I sleep joor
-- beneno (m) at 5-11-2014 07:44PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
-- morgrawl231 (m) at 5-11-2014 08:21PM
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-- bospak (m) at 5-11-2014 09:33PM
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Better, waiting he dey find for Naija? If na me be him bos, I for sack am
-- angesco (f) at 5-11-2014 09:44PM
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Its a sad story. But that's reality. No one can afford to take chances. The security firm is most probably thinking it is wiser to keep one member of staff off work  than to be sued for millions of pounds by hundreds of staff, if there is an ebola outbreak!  However why not go to your GP, do the necessary tests and clear yourself? Blame Liberia and their embarrassing handling of this ebola outbreak!!!!!!!!!

Go and out your feet up for 3 weeks.
-- ozzeey (f) at 5-11-2014 10:32PM
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Well de have der reasons buh home is still home. God help him
-- elixabethAA (f) at 5-11-2014 11:31PM
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It's a pity, Africans has been used as experiments by american scientists...nodding my head shamefully
-- zoe61 (f) at 6-11-2014 12:30AM
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-- okoroj (m) at 6-11-2014 01:46AM
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Water don pass garri
-- onyenmeme (m) at 6-11-2014 06:50AM
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it is good for them calling for one nigeria ,is it not the same british that formed this called nigeria? yet you people are running away everday and after you come claim you have a country very shameful
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