President Muhammadu Buhari restates government commitment to ending polio in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with Governors of Polio vulnerable states in Nigeria, reaffirming the government’s commitment to ensuring that Nigeria is finally certified ‘polio-free’ by 2017.

At separate meetings with the governors and members of the high-level advocacy group, President Buhari stressed that to become permanently polio-free, Nigeria must build on its achievement of being polio-free for 12 months which was marked in July and urged all Nigerians.

He called on the governors to diligently supervise the Polio Eradication Programme in their states and join the Federal Government in ensuring that the required resources were provided and efficiently utilised to achieve the desired result.

President Buhari assured the governors and advocacy group members that his administration would continue to give the required leadership towards Nigeria’s final Polio-free certification through the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.

The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, and other governors pledged their commitment to the programmes to eradicate polio.


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