Rotary Int’l calls for vigilance to eradicate of Polio in Nigeria

President of Rotary International, Gordon McInally has explained that Polio eradication campaign, a flagship program, which was last carried out in Nigeria in 2019, aims to certify the world as polio free.

McInally said one of the reasons for the visit was to commend Tinubu for all the support the organisation had received from the Nigerian government in polio eradication.

“We’re very excited that worldwide we are about to complete the polio eradication campaign and of course, polio was certified free from Nigeria five years ago in 2019,” he said.

Mclnally says although it’s been 20 weeks since a case of wild polio was recorded, members must remain vigilant and carry out the program judiciously.

“We cannot afford to let our guard down, we have to make sure that we continue the work to ensure that polio does not come back to places like Nigeria, to places in Africa, to places in other parts of the world as well.”

He disclosed that the program is dedicated to maternal and child health and aims to make the world safe for children.

Mclnally expressed the need for further partnership between the Nigerian Rotary leadership and the Nigerian government.

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