Emeka Offor urges Rotarians not to relent in the fight against Polio.
At an event organized by Rotary District 9140 to celebrate the World Polio Day in Port- Harcourt, River state, The Rotary International Polio Ambassador to Nigeria, Sir Emeka Offor, has urged Rotarians in the country not to relent in the fight against poliovirus, and charged the Rotarians to ‘’stay vigilant in the fight against polio’’, insisting that the diseases must be defeated. Apparently angry over the recent isolated cases of Acute Flaccid Paralysis associated with wild polio Virus Type 1 in Borno state, he said : ‘’ The new cases in Borno are a constant reminder that we should never throw caution to the wind in our effort to rid Nigeria of Polio. Until the polio virus is completely eradicated, our children remain at risk’’ Offor, However, commended the Federal Government and the leadership of the Nigeria National polio plus committee for their timely response to the outbreak, He , therefore, called on Rotarian s donors in Nigeria,
Africa, and all over the world to ‘’stand together and invest time and resources judiciously to ensure the success of the End Game Strategy’’ Speaking at the mass Immunization exercise held at Cottage Clinic in Obio, River state, where over 50 children were immunized, the polio Ambassador advised parent to ensure that their children are inoculated not only against polio, but also against all preventable diseases by coming to the centre, he also noted that ‘’Polio is a preventable disease and every parent owe it to their children to get them properly immunized to avoid a future with struggles and limitations’’