By Izuchukwu Okosi

Nigeria’s music diva Tiwa Savage on Tuesday ( 24 October 2017) took to her twitter handle to stress the need for all hands to be on deck to end the dreaded Polio scourge, reports

October 24 is the World’s Polio Day posted a video on her twitter handle with a message on ways of eradicating the disease.

Savage wrote thus:

“Today, on #WorldPolioDay, it’s time for us to recommit to #endpolio once & for all. Watch, learn & visit” 

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus, developed by Albert Sabin, led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988. As of 2013, GPEI had reduced polio worldwide by 99%.