President Buhari pledges support for the sustenance of polio eradication

Written by on January 21, 2016

Buhari-11President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the federal government will continue to provide strong oversight and funding for polio program.

He said the government would, to that effect, reconstitute an expanded Presidential Taskforce on Polio which would include the thirty-six state governors in order to sustain the success recorded in the current polio eradication activities.

Speaking at the State House in Abuja during the signing of updated Abuja commitment on polio eradication, President Buhari said the successful de-listing of Nigeria as a polio endemic country was an enormous achievement for the nation.

He thereafter thanked Bill Gates for his continued commitment and support to various health care causes in Nigeria especially through maternal and child healthcare programs. Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari said Nigeria could still not afford to take any chances about polio.

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