Governors Urge FG To Treat Polio Resurgence As National Emergency

The governors addressed a press conference after their meeting
The governors addressed a press conference after their meeting on Friday

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The Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, have urged the federal government to treat the resurgence of polio as a matter of national emergency.

Chairman of the forum, Abdulaziz Yari spoke to State House correspondents after an emergency meeting on Friday at the Presidential Villa.

He also said the forum agreed to activate the states task force on polio or the primary health care to be led by the deputy governors.

“Governors are also committed to pay their counterpart funding to meet their obligation to polio eradication” Yari said.

The governor of Zamfara State also stated that the forum will support all the plans by the federal government to reflate the economy in view of the economic recession.

On Lassa Fever, he said “we are going to engage with the Minister of health so that urgent attention will be given to Lassa Fever.”


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