Ogun Governor Plants Tree To Celebrate Nigeria’s Polio Free Certification

Ogun State Government and the World Health Organization, WHO, have launched a polio-free legacy tree planting campaign to celebrate Nigeria’s polio free certification.

Speaking at the event held at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, explained that the symbolic strategy was geared towards nurturing progress achieved in polio eradication.

The governor said the idea was to serve as constant reminder to all stakeholders on their roles in nurturing the achievement of getting W.H.O’s certification as polio-free country and to continue to work against recurrence of cases of polio in the country.

Governor Abiodun also urged local government areas in the state to follow the steps taken by the state government in ensuring that people get quality and affordable healthcare across the state.

In a remark, the representative of Word Health Organization, Dr Dele Davies who commended the state government for its efforts, pointed out that since 2009 Ogun State has not recorded any polio case.

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