President Muhammadu Buhari has come out to hail world leaders and partners for their support towards helping Nigeria attain a Wild Polio Virus (WPV) free status.
He revealed this in a recent statement via his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja.
According to him, his government would do everything possible to sustain momentum and strengthen the primary health care system.
He then hailed Yemi Osinbajo, Chairman Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication, and his team, for making the nation proud and saving the kids from the scourge of poliomyelitis.
It read, “This is to express our profound appreciation for your leadership of the Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization.
‘‘The declaration of Nigeria as a Wild Polio free country is the result of your effective coordination of the Nigerian Polio eradication program through the Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization, Federal Ministry of Health and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.
‘‘Please extend my personal appreciation to all members of the Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication for making Nigeria proud and saving her children from the scourge of Poliomyelitis.”
‘I urge the Taskforce under your leadership to sustain this coordination especially in mobilizing State Governors to provide the needed oversight and resources to sustain the momentum and strengthen the primary health care system by improving routine immunization, maternal, newborn and child health services.
‘‘I urge you to sustain the momentum as I look forward to us leveraging on the polio infrastructure and experience to drive other health interventions.”
‘‘Please be assured that my Government will remain committed and focused to ensuring the needed resources will be provided to sustain the momentum and strengthen the primary health care system of our great Country.”