The wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, has called on mothers to ensure that efforts to prevent polio in the state is sustained.
Mrs Ugwuanyi made the call during the flag-off of activities to commemorate this year’s World Polio Day.
She explained that the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration has since its inauguration been working to provide quality health care, noting that polio eradication is one of such noble objectives.
Urging mothers to always keep a close watch on their babies’ health, Mrs Ugwuanyi advised them to practice exclusive breastfeeding until six months. “You have to ensure that you immunize them against polio and other diseases. Don’t forget that polio is dangerous,” she added.
The event marking World Polio Day commenced at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium and later moved to Poly Clinic where Mrs. Ugwuanyi administered Oral Polio vaccines on some children before proceeding to Okpara Square where she unveiled the polio plaque.
The District Governor-nominee of Rotary District 9142 Enugu, Dr. Dan Ajawara, said Rotarians across the world remain committed to the goal of “kicking out polio”. That global commitment has yielded positive results, he said, adding that it’s regrettable the virus had resurfaced in Nigeria despite the success of massive immunization campaigns.