Stop Playing Politics With Polio Eradication – Expert Urges Government

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Chairman, expert review committee, professor Oyewale Tomori wants government to match words with action and stop playing politics with the lives of citizens in the quest to permanently eradicate the polio virus in Nigeria.

Oyewale stated this at the end of the 35th meeting of the committee in Abuja.

He said insecurity is still a major challenge, leading to inaccessibility, which remains a significant risk to eradication efforts.

The executive director, national primary healthcare development agency, Faisal Shuaib says about nine point eight billion naira has been released to support the response, but more in terms of commitment is needed.

Nigeria that was almost near certification was thrown into anxiety with the detection of four new cases of wild polio virus in 2016 in some local government area in Borno state.

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