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"Trust in Nigeria's Future"

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Obi says Nigeria will win the battle against polio: Val Obienyem..

Governor Peter Obi says Nigeria will win the battle against Polio through collective efforts. Governor Obi was speaking while flagging-off Polio Eradication outreach Programme at Oraifite. He also flagged- off the exercise in Aguata.

Governor Obi stressed the need to sustain comprehensive and effective immunization coverage to maintain the State seven-year old polio free status, especially with the high movement of people from other part of the country to and from the State.

 He assured that all necessary measures would be taken to protect the children from all killer diseases to enable them attain their full potential inn life.

At Oraifite, the Governor commended the Nigeria polio Ambassador Sir. Emeka Offor for his various contributions towards the fight against polio and inputs to promote good governance and community development, urging other privileged individuals to emulate him and attract projects to the State.

The Chairman Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Mr. Jude Mbaegbu assured that people of the area would continue to participate actively on immunization exercise and other Health programmes.

Earlier in his address, the Governor Rotary International District 9140, Mr. Charles Onianwa said Governor Obi’s commitment to polio eradication campaign had remained unprecedented.

Mr. Onianwa disclosed that over nine billion USA dollars had been spent in the fight against polio with over 2.5billion children immunized in 122 countries.
Source: Val Obienyem

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