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I’ll Ensure Nigeria Is Polio-free By 2017 – Buhari

Buhari-official.jpg.pagespeed.ce.cn_afg39mePresident Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday promised that his administration will do all within its power to ensure that no Nigerian child is ever infected with poliomyelitis again.

Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, quoted the President in a statement as speaking at a brief event organised in the Presidential Villa, Abuja to mark Nigeria’s successful completion of one year without any reported new case of the wild polio virus.
Buhari further pledged that the Federal Government would mobilise and deploy all the necessary resources to efficiently complete the task of eradicating polio from the country.
He therefore called on all stakeholders to ensure that every newborn is vaccinated against the virus.

“Today, 25th of July, 2015, Nigeria has successfully completed one year without any case reported of the wild polio virus.
“Achieving this feat has placed us firmly on the path to eradicating this paralysing disease from our land.
“I seize this opportunity to call on state governors, our traditional and religious leaders, the private sector and our mothers and fathers to redouble their efforts to ensure that every child and every newborn baby is vaccinated with the polio vaccine and other life saving routine vaccines,” the President said.



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