$5.7million grant to fight polio in Nigeria

$5.7million grant to fight polio in Nigeria

Federal Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole on Wednesday presented a symbolic cheque of $5.7 million to Dr. Tunji Funsho of Rotary International as a grant to UNICEF for polio eradication activities in Nigeria for a period of one year. In a ceremony which took place in the office of the minister, Dr. Tunji received the cheque in the company of Dr. Kazeem Mustapha, Vice chair, NNPPC, Dr. Hadiza, State Representative, NNPPC, Aminu Muhammad, the National Programme Coordinator and The Deputy Country Rep, UNICEF Permille Ironside with her polio team.

The grant is meant to aid technical assistance, social mobilization and operational support. Kicking polio out of Nigeria is a task that government is not leaving any stone unturned to achieve.

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