SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

Offor applauds Nigerian president in fight against polio

Sir Emeka Offor supports polio-free urges from President Buhari | Courtesy of wikipedia.org
Sir Emeka Offor recently gave his commendation to President Muhammadu Buhari for publicizing his determination for Nigeria to be certified as polio-free by 2017.

"I want to reaffirm the commitment of the federal government to sustain the gains and momentum to enable Nigeria to achieve certification by 2017," Buhari said. "I am therefore inviting you to join me in actualizing this pledge as experts have cautioned that the progress we have made in the polio eradication efforts is still very fragile and that there is the risk of gains reversal if we don't sustain this great effort and allow complacency to set in."

This announcement was made upon achieving a significant health milestone in the END POLIO NOW campaign.

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation is a philanthropic, non-governmental organization that specializes in youth employment, health care, education, family support and infrastructure development. Offor is also Rotary International's Polio Ambassador.

"The fight to eradicate polio from Nigeria is not possible without the critical leadership of the Federal Government," Offor said. "We have come this far because of our collective efforts. We will go further and build on the successes of the past and I believe that together, we will cross the finish line."

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