Nigeria’s number two citizen Yemi Osinbajo (image courtesy NAN)

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the commitment made by the Federal and State governments to provide active leadership on polio eradication activities is a debt owed to Nigerians.

The vice president’s media aide, Laolu Akande, said that Osinbajo made the submission at the 92nd edition of the National Economic Council Meeting (NEC).

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“The Abuja Commitment is a promise we all made; it is now a debt that we owe to the Nigerian people,” he said in a statement.

“We must individually and collectively work to achieve the Abuja commitment indicators.”

Osinbajo said the Federal Government remained resolutely committed to the crucial cause of polio eradication in the country, while addressing the State Governors and members of the Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication who were present at the meeting.

He commended the Ministry of Health and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) for the remarkable progress that they have made in the polio programme.

The vice president also commended them for ensuring that the country had not recorded any new case of the wild poliovirus in the last two years and encouraged them to sustain the tempo.