The Rotary Club of Egbaland, in Ogun State has appealed to residents of the State to observe measure in place that would continue to keep the country at zero polio level.
Speaking during a sensitization walk to keep Nigeria Polio free in Abeokuta, the District 9110 Governor, Rotn. Bola Oyebade, by his Assistant, Rotn. Olusegun Kuyoro implored mothers and guidances to sustain current success on polio free Nation.
He added that mothers and guidances need to partner with government in ensuring that their babies were immunized, in order to be immuned against the wild polio virus, so as to avoid the challenges of the past on the PolioPlus project.
The Ogun State PolioPlus project coordinator and the Chairman, Nigeria National PolioPlus, Dr. Festus Adetonwa, emphasised the need to celebrate the current achievements of all stakeholders, noting that the theme has changed from “Let’s Endpolio, now to Polio at Zero,”
He posited that government and general public continue to take the bull by the horn in sustaining the current achievements on Polio at zero being attained by the country.
Speaking on behalf of the seven Presidents of the forum, Open Opportunities President of Oke-Ona Egba, Rotn. (Mrs) Olusola Saeed noted that the Rotary Club of Egba had contributed immensely to the eradication of Polio in the country through constant vaccination and group advocacy management.
The Rotary Club of Abeokuta, which comprises of Abeokuta Metro, Oke-Ona Egba, Obantoko, Elega, Gbonagun and Abeokuta Hills took a sensitization walk to Ibara GRA, Lalubu Oke-Ilewo, Omida and Sapon Market sensitizing the general public the need to keep Polio at zero through vaccination.
It would be recalled that on the June 18, 2020, the World Health Organization (W.H.O), declared Nigeria Polio free country consequent upon the fact that there was no reported case of wild polio virus for three consecutive years.