Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former US Ambassador to the UN, Andrew Young, met to discuss ways to sustain the fight against the Wide Polio Virus, WPV in Nigeria.
Young, who came under the aegis of Emeka Offor Foundation, was accompanied by Offor, a Nigerian businessman, whose foundation also worked to eradicate the WPV in Nigeria.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Young said that the struggle to eradicate polio had been going on for seventy years and that it would soon be achieved.
He said that Offor had taken the lead in making the final steps in stemming the spread of the virus in Nigeria.
Young said that Osinbajo informed them at the meeting of Nigeria’s free education for every Nigerian up to the 9th grade, which he described as a revolution.
On his part, Offor expressed delight that Nigeria had not had any case of WPV in three years, adding that the effort must be sustained until the virus was eradicated in the world. He said that they looked forward to WHO certification which would come in March 2020.