President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received a delisting certificate from the World Health Organisation to indicate the removal of Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic countries.
Receiving the certificate from the Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan in Abuja, the President said that in the past 14 months Nigeria had not recorded a new case of the polio virus. According to him, the Federal Government will sustain the campaign against the polio virus until the country is free of the disease by 2017. “I want to assure you that there will be no complacency, as we will maintain and improve on our surveillance system as well as raise the childhood population immunity against the polio virus to avoid any spread of the disease. Read more