World Health Organisation has declared Nigeria free of wild polio following the completion of documentation for the free status.
The UN health agency disclosed this on its regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo noting that Nigeria’s complete documentation for Wild Polio virus free status was accepted by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication.
Meanwhile, Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency in a tweet described the documentation as historical.
The Nigeria team led by NPHCDA and partners demonstrated evidence of the polio-free status. Apart from President Muhammadu Buhari, the two most important people who have made it possible due to their financial and technological contributions have been Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr Bill Gates.