The 36-member Nigerian Governors’ Forum has launched a new initiative to rid the country of polio.
Mr.Chibuike Amaechi, governor of Rivers State in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, is the chairman of the forum. Last Saturday, he launched the campaign on behalf of all of the governors in the country and pledged to eradicate the disease. Dr. Godwin Mpi, the Permanent Secretary in the Rivers State Ministry of Health called the effort a “great move happening for the first time in this country. It shows the orientation of the leadership of the Governors, Forum itself.”