Gates, Dangote set to eradicate polio in Nigeria by 2014




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By SundiataPOST, Abuja

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration the Foundation, is eradicate polio in Nigeria by 2014.

Mr Bill Gates, co-founder Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gave the assurance Tuesday in Lagos at a news conference held at the end two-day polio eradication campaign visit Nigeria.

Gates, also the chairman Microsoft, said campaign visit some parts the country was very successful.

He said Jonathan’s administration had shown full commitment to ending polio as well as improving the ’s health sector and wellbeing .

“We have received tremendous from the and some stakeholders eradicating polio by 2014,’’ he said.

Alhaji Aliko , the President and Chief Executive , Group, said Nigeria was very grateful for the investment of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in various sectors of the ’s .

said that there was the need for all stakeholders to collaborate to ensure overall development of the ’s health sector.

He said that this would enable to have unhindered access to healthcare services.

Dangote called Nigerian entrepreneurs to “join us in improving the health and wellbeing of ’’.