Latest Nigeria News - Latest Naija Gists

I have fulfilled my pledge to eradicate polio, says Buhari


I have fulfilled pledge to eradicate polio, says Buhari

I have fulfilled my pledge to eradicate polio, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has fulfilled his pledge to rid Nigeria of the wild poliovirus.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the Health Organisation on Tuesday declared Nigeria and the rest of Africa polio-free via an online event across the continent and beyond.

Meanwhile, speaking at the event, Buhari said he promised Nigerians that he would not hand over a Nigeria with polio to his successor, and has fulfilled that promise.

โ€œThis is indeed a truly historic event. I recall shortly after assuming office in 2015, I made a pledge to Nigerians that I would not bequeath a polio-endemic country to my successor,โ€ Buhari said

โ€œThis certification is, therefore, a personal fulfillment of that pledge, not only to Nigerians but to all Africans.โ€

Buhari congratulated the entire continent and the African Union leadership for crossing the finish line.

The last case of wild poliovirus in the region was detected in 2016 in Nigeria and since 1996, polio eradication efforts have prevented up to 1.8 million children from crippling life-long paralysis and saved approximately 180 000 lives.

The post I have fulfilled my pledge to eradicate polio, says Buhari appeared first on Within Nigeria.

Promote Your Music and Video With Today Please Whatsapp Dj AfroNaija On +2349092093564
What do you think about this song? We want to hear from you. Drop your comments

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Dj AfroNaija

That Brave Edo Boy " Austin Aigbe " Aka " Dj AfroNaija " ๐Ÿ‘‘ Music Promoter | Deejay ๐Ÿ‘‘ Blogger | Web Designer ๐Ÿ”ฏ Song Writer | Content Creator Call or WhatsApp Him For All Kinds Of Promotion : +2349092093564

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.