0A&B. Imo State Governor, Owelle Rocharles Okorocha, Edo State Governor, Admas Oshiomhole, Zamafara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, Katsina State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Masari and Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi during a press briefing after the governors meeting of the economic Crisis held at the Transcorp hilton in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE

Polio Resurgence Must Be Treated As A National Emergency – Governors

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Governors under the auspices of the Nigeria governors forum (NGF) have urged the Federal government to treat the resurgence of polio as a matter of national emergency.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the emergency meeting of the governors on Friday at the Presidential Villa, chairman of the forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari also said the forum agreed to activate the states task force on polio or the primary health care to be led by the deputy governors .

“Following the resurgence of polio in part of the country, members that this must be treated as National emergency. And agreed to activate states task force against polio to be chaired by deputy governors.

“Governors are also committed to pay their counterpart funding to meet their obligation to polio eradication” Yari said.

Yari, who also the governor of Zamfara State disclosed that the governors backed measures taken by the Federal government to reflate the economy in view of the economic recession.

He added that”Also the governors resolved with the commitment to encourage the Federal government to continue along the line to bring the country out of recession.

On Lassa Fever, he said “we are going to engage with the Minister of health so that urgent attention will be given to Lassa Fever.”

The meeting, which ended at about 12:30pm, had in attendance Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, among others.

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