Monday, February 2, 2009

Polio

Governors of the 36 states will today(02/02/2009) meet with the founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, to seek his assistance in eradicating wild polio virus in the country.

Gates, who through his Foundation, was involved in several interventions in the health sector, is visiting Nigeria to specifically hold high level discussions with government officials and other stakeholders in the health sector on the polio issue.
Director-General of the Governors’ Forum, Mr. Ashishana Okauru, stated these in a statement made available to our correspondent on Sunday in Abuja that the governors would meet with Gates at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel at 2pm.
The governors had after listening to a presentation by the Minister of Health, Prof Babatunde Osotimehin, at their last Governors’ Forum meeting in Abuja, resolved to partner with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that polio was eradicated in Nigeria.
The Gate Foundation had already earmarked about N7.2bn for polio eradication in Nigeria for 2009.

FACT:
Did you know that the first time Bill Gates appled for a Nigerian Visa, he was denied, because The Nigerian government required proof that the Bill Gates would not stay in the country for a long time and become a burden to Nigeria’s social services and immigration. LOL!!!!

Naija and their "rules"..

How is everybody and how was your weekend. would be back soon.

1 comment:

Danny Bagucci said...

The Governors should be ashamed to be asking for money from the Gates' Foundation.. What with the millionns that get siphoned away from the country on a daily basis!!!!!