Abia First Lady lunches Campaign against polio virus

First lady of Abia State, Mrs. Priscila Chidinma Otti (R) and first lady from other state

Abia First Lady lunches Campaign against polio virus

The first lady of Abia State, Mrs. Priscilla Otti has commenced the vigorous campaign against the spread of polio virus in the State.

Abia State Government had through its primary healthcare development agency recently flagged off campaign to eradicate polio and save many lives.

The wife of the Governor, Mrs. Priscilla Otti, who is leading the vaccination campaign and her team stormed Umuoba, Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Areas to educate women on how to stay healthy against the virus.

The Mrs Otti said that the outbreak response campaign is a critical intervention that will help to restrain the spread of polio virus and save the lives of our people.

She urge all residents of Abia state to fully cooperate with the government and health officials in this campaign.

According to her, “we must all take responsibility for our health and safety by following the guidelines and protocols laid down by the experts”.

“As the wife of the Governor of Abia state, I am fully committed to supporting this campaign and ensuring that it is successful. I call on all stakeholders, including civil society organizations, the private sector, and the media, to join hands with the government in this fight against polio virus outbreak” she said.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ngozi Okoronkwo states that the government of Abia state led by Gov. Alex Otti is committed to eradicate polio virus in the state and urged all parents to ensure that their wards are vaccinated.

In their goodwill messages, while the representative of the world health organisations, Mr. Jubril Akasia said that Abia state government has shown commitment to eradicate polio virus in the state, his counterpart from UNICEF, Mr. Ephraim Chukwu said that vaccination is the only way to stop the virus from spreading.

They charged parents to avail themselves of this opportunity provided by the government to get their children vaccinated.

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