President Muhammadu Buhari has assured of his administration’s commitment to strengthening the primary healthcare system in Nigeria using various data and technology-driven tools.
Buhari gave this assurance during the celebration of the Africa Polio-Free certificate on Saturday in Abuja saying that his administration will prioritize primary healthcare in the country.
The president who was represented by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire promised to deploy valuable material and human resource for health assets that have been built up over the decades of fighting polio to other disease patterns.
He noted that the certification was a good example of what the country could achieve collectively as a people, when they work together.
Buhari said that the achievement was possible with the help of development partners who brought technical support and guidance, as well as sponsors and donors who brought funds.
He also applauded traditional, religious and community leaders who brought moral and social support, as well as other partners such as the Rotary International, who helped to set the goal and direct the course.
“We gather to celebrate the certification of Nigeria and with us the continent of Africa, as polio-free.
“Our own certification is the result of the collective efforts of many devoted and enthusiastic individuals, organizations who believed in the vision of a polio-free Nigeria and went over and beyond the ordinary to add value to the ideal,” he said.