Bill Gate, alongside Aliko Dangote, joined Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari at the signing of the updated Abuja commitment on polio eradication in the Aso Rock villa.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has tremendiously helped to maintain Nigeria’s polio-free status, strengthen routine immunization.
The World Health Organization removed Nigeria from the list of polio endemic nations in the world in September last year.
This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free.
President Buhari is reconstituting an enlarged presidential task force on polio which would include the 36 states’ governors to keep up the success currently recorded.