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Senate to Probe disbursement of over $420 million donated to fight Polio in Nigeria

The Nigerian Senate says it will probe the disbursement of over $420 million donated to Nigeria by international aid donors and organizations to stem the Polio virus.

This was revealed by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Primary Health Care and Communicable Diseases, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, at an event to mark this year’s World Polio Day.

“We want to reassure all donors
and partners of our resolve to ensure donor funds are also well spent and that they reach the masses that need them”, he said.

“We cannot continue to be disgraced as a nation through mismanagement of donor funds and must work hard to gain or regain the trust of all donors, bilateral and multilateral partners”, he added.

The Senator also pointed out that there was no Polio case in Nigeria between July 24, 2014 to August, 2016. But by August 10, 2016, there was two cases “in Jere and Gwoza LGAs of Borno State, where insurgency made it impossible to reach children with Life-saving immunization and other important health care services”.

Source: Vanguard

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