Today I received a high powered delegation of the world health Organisation WHO on behalf of the TC Chairman of Isiala Ngwa South LGA Chief Nkem. B. Onwubiko earlier today
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation and Representative of WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION Mrs Veronica Riemer from Geneva said they were at the council headquarters to intimate the Isiala Ngwa South Council boss of their activities in the area which includes: POLIO CERTIFICATION.( ie) to know the level of awareness on polio melaities and as well reach out to those whose children were affected during the outbreak of polio in Africa.
Mrs Riemer however described POLIO as a viral disease that affects the nervous system which spreads from person to person and can invade an infected persons brain and spinal cord causing paralysis. She further solicited the co-operation of the council Chairman in the areas of sensitization and proper awareness for those in the remote villages.
Also speaking, the state surveillance officer 👮 of WHO Mr Douglas Ogbuehi, the Director Immunization /Disease Control Dr Mrs Toyin Onyema, the WHO Nigeria Mrs Hafisat Danniauso,the Health Authority Secretary of Isiala Ngwa South LGA Mrs Adaeze Ihuoma, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Mrs Ofurum Adaeze Uche and the Social Mobilization Officer Mr Ugorji Michael lauded the people of Isiala Ngwa South for their gallantry response towards the campaign /awareness for polio eradication.
Responding on behalf of the TC chairman, I reassured the team of the council’s readiness in partnering with the WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION in ensuring that polio is completely eradicated. I equally commended the Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu for the enabling environment and efforts through the ministry of Health in ensuring that the state is free from the menace.
The delegation also paid a courtesy visit on the Traditional Ruler of Omoba Ancient Kingdom HRM Eze C. C. Alozie at his Omoba palace.