• July 29, 2021

Buhari Lauds World Leaders, Others For Supporting Nigeria’s War Against Polio


By Lillian Ogbonna (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has lauded world leaders and other partners for collaborating with Nigeria in its war against polio, which has resulted in the country’s attainment of a World Polio Virus (WPV) free status, assuring that his administration will ensure the sustenance of the gains made.

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this on Friday, July 3, 2020, via a signed statement, in which Buhari also recognized the contributions of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chairman Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication, and his team, for effectively coordinating the country’s success in the war on polio, alongside the Federal Ministry of Health, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, and State Governors.

Other individuals appreciated by the President include: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 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, Global Affairs Canada, Professor Shinichi Kitaoka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the International President, Rotary International.

Buhari did not leave out traditional and religious leaders, with particular reference to Alhaji Muhammad Saad III, Sultan of Sokoto, the leadership of Jama’atul-Nasirl Islam (JNI) and the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), alongside Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman Aliko Dangote Foundation, Sir (Dr) Emeka Offor and Governor Kayode Fayemi, Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum.


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