ENUGU—Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has pledged to support and assist Yakubu Gowon Centre and its partners to control malaria and other neglected tropical diseases in the state.


The former military head of state and initiator of the Centre, Gen Yakubu Gowon, rtd, visited the Government House, Enugu, yesterday in furtherance of the pet programme of his centre in the state.

The governor commended Dr. Gowon and partners to his centre for the vision to embark on a mobilization campaign to control malaria and other neglected tropical diseases. Governor Ugwuanyi in a speech through his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo during the courtesy call at the Government House, Enugu, expressed happiness over the remarkable successes recorded by the centre and its partners in the fight against health scourges in the country.

In his words: “Notable among these achievements of the centre was the eradication of deadly diseases such as guinea worm and polio; a feat which has made the country a safer place to live as far as health is concerned.”




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