The World Health Organisation, WHO has declared Nigeria free of wild polio, following the completion of documentation for the free status.
The Agency announced this on its regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, official twitter account saying today, Nigeria’s complete documentation for Wild Polio virus free status is accepted by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication, ARCC. It added that it is a historic day for Nigeria, Africa and the Global Polio Programme.
Meanwhile, Executive Director and CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA Faisal Shuaib, in a tweet described the documentation as historical.
He said the commission assessed the documentation of the progress made so far as submitted by the NPHCDA and found that it tallies with the reality on ground, and therefore congratulated Nigeria on the feat.
Shuaib added that the indication is given by the ARCC Chairman, Rose Leke, in a meeting with the Nigerian team.