Anambra State Assembly Collaborates With Rotary International Against Poliomyelitis

By Chinwe Onuigbo, Awka

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Anambra State House of Assembly has affirmed its commitment to collaborate with Rotary International in the eradication of poliomyelitis in the state and nation. 

The Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Honourable Somtochukwu Udeze gave the assurance when members of Rotary International District 9142 paid him a courtesy visit at the Assembly Complex in Awka, the state capital.

Speaking on the theme of the 2023 Rotary year which is “Create Hope In The World”, Right Honourable Udeze informed them that Anambra State Government under the leadership of Governor Chukwuma Soludo, is creating hope in Anambra State through on going massive road construction across the state, employment of more teachers for public schools, inclusion of youths into Anambra State Government, among others.

Honourable Udeze, who is also a member of Rotary Club of Onitsha Metropolis disclosed that he has been supporting the fight against eradication of poliomyelitis from the world and commended members of Rotary International for being in the vanguard of eradication of polio in Nigeria.

The District Governor of Rotary In District 9142, Rotarian Akan Emah told the speaker that Nigeria was certified polio free two years ago by the World Health Organisation and has sustained the fight against polio from 1983 till date through the financial assistance of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

He also invited the speaker to the 2023 polio summit of the district which will hold in Awka on Saturday and the summit will be flagged-off by the wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs. Nonye Soludo.

He also solicited for the continuous support of the speaker to Rotary activities.

Mr Emah urged Anambra State House of Assembly to enact a law that will protect health workers whenever they go to give polio immunisations to children.

The decoration of Honourable Udeze with Rotary International 2023 theme pin, presentation of end polio shirts to the Acting Clerk of House, Mr. Okey Nwaobi and the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr. Emma Mmadu, climaxed the event.



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