Polio-Free Status: President Buhari Praises Merkel, Osinbajo, Sultan Of Sokoto, Others For Job Well Done, Pledges To Revitalize Nigeria’s Primary Health Care System

Must Read

Africa’s biggest grocery retailer, Shoprite exits Nigeria

Shoprite is exiting the continent's most populated country, Nigeria, after 15 years of operation. The retail giant initiated a...

List of Guaranty Trust Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number that usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...

List of Access Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number which usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...
President Muhammadu Buhari has written world leaders and partners to appreciate their support towards helping Nigeria attain a Wild Polio Virus (WPV) free status, pledging that his administration would sustain the momentum and strengthen the primary health care system.
The President also commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chairman Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication, and his team, for making Nigeria proud and saving her children from the scourge of poliomyelitis.
‘‘This is to express our profound appreciation for your leadership of the Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization.
‘‘The declaration of Nigeria as a Wild Polio free country is the result of your effective coordination of the Nigerian Polio eradication program through the Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization, Federal Ministry of Health and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.
‘‘Please extend my personal appreciation to all members of the Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication for making Nigeria proud and saving her children from the scourge of Poliomyelitis.
‘‘I urge the Taskforce under your leadership to sustain this coordination especially in mobilizing State Governors to provide the needed oversight and resources to sustain the momentum and strengthen the primary health care system by improving routine immunization, maternal, newborn and child health services.
‘‘I urge you to sustain the momentum as I look forward to us leveraging on the polio infrastructure and experience to drive other health interventions,’’ the President wrote in the letter to Prof Osinbajo.
The President also wrote a separate letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, thanking the European country for decades of financial support to Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) programme in Nigeria through KfW.
‘‘Please be assured that my Government will remain committed and focused to ensuring the needed resources will be provided to sustain the momentum and strengthen the primary health care system of our great Country,’’ the President said in his letter to Chancellor Merkel.
President Buhari also thanked traditional and religious leaders, who through their leadership built community trust for the polio programme thereby increasing acceptance and ensuring all eligible children are reached with the polio vaccine.
Specifically, he wrote Alhaji Muhammad Saad III, Sultan of Sokoto, the leadership of Jama’atul-Nasirl Islam (JNI) and the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The President also wrote separate letters of appreciation to Bill Gates, the European Union, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization, Dr Robert R. Redfield, Director, U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund, David Malpass,  President, World Bank Group and John Barsa, Acting Administrator, United States Agency for International Development.
Others are Global Affairs Canada, Professor Shinichi Kitaoka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the International President, Rotary International.
President Buhari also appreciated the support of Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman Aliko Dangote Foundation,  Sir (Dr) Emeka Offor and Governor Kayode Fayemi, in his capacity as the Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum.
- Advertisement -
Polio-Free Status: President Buhari Praises Merkel, Osinbajo, Sultan Of Sokoto, Others For Job Well Done, Pledges To Revitalize Nigeria’s Primary Health Care System - Brand SpurPolio-Free Status: President Buhari Praises Merkel, Osinbajo, Sultan Of Sokoto, Others For Job Well Done, Pledges To Revitalize Nigeria’s Primary Health Care System - Brand Spur

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Polio-Free Status: President Buhari Praises Merkel, Osinbajo, Sultan Of Sokoto, Others For Job Well Done, Pledges To Revitalize Nigeria’s Primary Health Care System - Brand SpurPolio-Free Status: President Buhari Praises Merkel, Osinbajo, Sultan Of Sokoto, Others For Job Well Done, Pledges To Revitalize Nigeria’s Primary Health Care System - Brand Spur

Latest News

Slow recovery of broader macroeconomy extends PMI contraction

For the third successive month in a row, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) this week reported that one...

MTN & 19 others led equity market to sustain growth, gains N35.99bn

The Nigerian equity market today (Tuesday) closed on a positive note, with a growth of 0.31%, extending the previous positive momentum to three consecutive trading...

Local Investors Turn Bears To Meet Up Regulatory Funding Obligations

KEY INDICATORS FGN Bonds The FGN bond space started on a very bearish note triggered by selling actions from some local investors to raise cash for...

VIDEO: Coca-Cola’s Impact In Nigeria Might Be More Far-Reaching Than You Know

For a company as long-standing as Coca-Cola, it is quite remarkable that it has managed to stay well within the times, adapting to different...

A Decade in Peerless Excellence – GTBank is Nigeria’s Best Bank for a record extending 10 Times

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) has long been regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions in Africa, a reputation...
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -Polio-Free Status: President Buhari Praises Merkel, Osinbajo, Sultan Of Sokoto, Others For Job Well Done, Pledges To Revitalize Nigeria’s Primary Health Care System - Brand SpurPolio-Free Status: President Buhari Praises Merkel, Osinbajo, Sultan Of Sokoto, Others For Job Well Done, Pledges To Revitalize Nigeria’s Primary Health Care System - Brand Spur