Ugwuanyi Promises To Support The Gowon Centre On Eliminating Tropical Diseases


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

Ugwuanyi said this when 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.

He commended Gowon and partners to his centre for the vision to embark on a mobilization campaign to control malaria and other neglected tropical diseases.

In a speech through his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Governor Ugwuanyi expressed happiness over the remarkable successes recorded by the centre and its partners in the fight against health scourges in the country. He identified some of these achievements as the eradication of deadly diseases such as guinea worm and polio.