A Ghana-bound passenger, Akunne Osei, on Monday collapsed and died at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
A statement on Monday by the General Manager, Corporate Communications of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Yakubu Dati, confirmed the development.
Osei, who was reported to have come into the country on Friday, had symptoms of the fast spreading Ebola.
He was stooling and had fever.
He was said to have taken ill on Saturday.
By the time he arrived at the airport on Monday, he could barely stand, prompting the health authorities to quickly carry out Ebola tests on him.
Osei returned negative.
Despite this, while waiting to board, he collapsed and died.
Dati said further in the statement: “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform the public that a Nigerian passenger residing in Accra who arrived Lagos for business transactions aboard an Arik Air flight on Friday August 8, 2014 has died at the Murtala Mohammad Airport, Ikeja on his way back to Accra.
“When the situation got worse, he called his doctor in Accra who instructed him to return to Ghana immediately for further treatment.
“During boarding formalities for his return trip to Accra, at the international terminal of MMA, Osei, who had obviously become weak at this time, was subjected to Ebola Virus test by port health officials, the result of which was negative. No further attention was paid to him after his Ebola Virus result read negative but the passenger later slumped and died around the port health office.”