At plenary on Tuesday Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos-APC) presented a motion on the issue, saying if not swiftly addressed, there might be a repeat of the outbreak as experienced in 2014.
The Ebola virus is highly contagious and causes a range of symptoms including fever, vomiting, diarrhea, generalized pain or malaise and in many cases internal and external bleeding.
The Ebola virus was first identified in 1976 when 2 simultaneous outbreaks occurred, 1 in Yambuku, a village not far from the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the other in a remote area of Sudan.
So far, 19 people have died of Ebola in DRC.
She said that recent reports by the World Health Organization showed that the disease was back in neighboring Congo with 19 deaths and 39 infected casualties recorded so far.
The Senate has resolved to intervene in the current crisis between the Federal Government and workers in the health sector, warning that the ongoing industrial action by health personnel will worsen if Nigeria should experience an Ebola outbreak.
The WHO has a stockpile of 4,300 doses of the vaccine in Geneva; the company also has 300,000 doses of the vaccine stockpiled in the United States.
"The Senate is anxious that unless we prepare our hospitals properly equipped with the ebola vaccine where necessary, this is an epidemic we might be unable to take up and will only cause untold hardship".
The senate has asked Isaac Adeowole, minister of health, to get emergency vaccines in the event of a case of Ebola in the country.
"The Senate is further anxious that if we do nothing, given our population, we may well be on our way to creating a global situation".
The Senate, yesterday pleaded with the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to call off the over three weeks strike it embarked on which has affected the health sector across the country.
The motion was adopted by the upper legislative chamber after it was put to a voice vote by Senate President Bukola Saraki.