Daily Trust (Abuja)

18 December 2012

Nigeria: Rotary FCT Dedicates Dec to Polio Eradication

The family of Rotary clubs in the Federal Capital Territory has called on families to collaborate with Nigeria in her efforts to ensure total eradication of polio.

Raja Sabo, former president, Rotary International, said this in Abuja during the joint family of Rotary clubs' celebration organized under the auspices of all Rotary clubs in Abuja.

Sabo, who led a team of Rotary Indian medical experts to the event, disclosed that the doctors carried out corrective surgeries on polio victims in the country in commemoration of the Rotary family week.

He reiterated the resolve of Rotary International to partner with countries where polio is endemic to finally eradicate the epidemic.

District Governor of Rotary in Nigeria, Felix Obadan, said Rotary International has dedicated December as 'Family week' because the family is the nucleus of every society and the best avenue to drive home the efforts to remove polio from the surface of the earth. He urged parents to immunize their children against diseases to enable them to realize their life's ambition.

Chuka Oboli, President Rotary Club of Abuja Metro, urged parents to ensure children's sound health and proper upbringing.

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