On behalf of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), I express our heartfelt congratulations to His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the acceptance of Nigeria’s free Wild Polio Virus status by the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for the eradication of poliomyelitis.
This is a major milestone achievement that would forever be marked in Nigeria’s history. Mr. Presidnet’s great leadership has set the example in ensuring his team’s continuing reputation for excellence and accountability. The efforts of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) under the leadership of Dr. Faisal Shuaib, development partners and donors have brought a ray of hope to all Nigerians amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indeed, Nigeria has come a long way since bleak years when the virus was ravaging parts of the country and this victory could not have come at a better time.
I would want to commend all members of the Nigerian Medical Association for their decades of hard work and support to the NPHCDA in fighting the Wild Polio Virus to a standstill. We are all winners!
Mr. President sir, your name will forever be engraved among the leaders of the country who have fought hard to keep the country safe and disease – free. This is just the beginning of greater things to come and the NMA will continually work with members of your team in ensuring we keep the virus out of our shores by continually joining forces with National Primary Health Care Development Agency and the Federal Ministry of Health to Strengthen immunization services in all our health facilities and providing medical services to the people of Nigeria.
I am confident that with your strong leadership and devoted team members, Nigeria will achieve new heights in all spheres in the years to come. This victory is for all Nigerians!!
As we await the major celebration in August 2020, we cling to this ray of hope as we forge further in ensuring we protect the citizens of Nigeria together as one form all forms of diseases!
Once again, Congratulations, our compatriots. Viva Nigeria!
Prof. Innocent A. O. Ujah, mni