President Mohammadu Buhari has expressed happiness on the delisting of Nigeria as a polio endemic country by the World Health Organization, WHO, vowing to maintain the status.
The president also stated that his government was committed to completely eradicating the disease in 2017.
According to Vanguard, President Buhari who spoke at a ceremony to mark the delisting of Nigeria from polio endemic list at the presidential villa in Abuja further stated that the presidential task force on the disease would be reconstituted to meet the target in 2017.
He said: “It is with great pleasure that I receive you and your team today on this very happy event, marking more than a year in which no polio case was reported in our country.
“For 14 consecutive months, Nigeria has not recorded any new case of polio virus. This, as I had been briefed, is the first step towards certification of Nigeria as polio virus free country by WHO in the next two years.
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