The National Economic Council, NEC says Nigeria is making conscious efforts toward achieving polio certification by the year 2020.

Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state stated this while briefing State House correspondents after the NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said that the major highlights were updates on disease control efforts by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.

The Governor added that Nigeria is steadily progressing toward polio certification by June 2020; despite the progress, there is still work to be done to sustain the current polio gains and stop the transmission of the circulating vaccine derived polio virus.

Obiano said that the Minister appealed for timely release of states and local governments’ counterpart funding for polio, yellow fever, measles, meningitis campaigns and establishment of taskforce on immunisation.

He added that the Minister also appealed that the taskforce be chaired by deputy governors in states.