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Atiku Donates N75M For The Eradication Of Polio


In a rather welcome development, a former vice-president in the country, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has donated the sum of N75 million to the Rotary International, District 9110, Lagos, to help it fight polio in the country.
Atiku, who was the guest speaker at the dinner and dance ball organised by the Rotary International at Muson Centre, Lagos, linked the increase in polio cases in Nigeria to illiteracy and unwholesome religious beliefs which, according to him, had made it difficult for the disease to be eradicated.
The former vice president however urged the Federal Ministry of Health to do more in the area of information dissemination, as lives of many future leaders in the country were being destroyed by the disease, especially in the northern part of the country.

He also commended the activities of the Rotary International in waging war against polio, just as he advised the Federal Government to fire from all cylinders by providing social amenities, such as adequately furnished health centres in all rural areas in the country, saying this would help in checkmating the disease.
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