Governor Kashim Shettima, has said that the fresh discovery of polio in the state was embarrassing and indeed painful to him.
Sadly, Shettima blamed the development on the impossibility of accessing besieged communities, to administer polio preventive vaccines between December, 2013 and 2015, as well as the earlier part of 2016.
The governor, who spoke last weekend in Mainok village, Kaga Local Government Area, shortly before launching a million dollars food and farming aide, donated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation regretted the development saying it would remedied as soon as possible.
Spokesman to Governor Isa Gusau, said Shettima was reacting for the first time since two cases of polio were discovered in Borno last week, a development that many saw as a major setback in the country’s successful fight against polio.
“Every one can bear testimony that it was impossible for the government to have sustained its wide reach of polio immunisation as the Boko Haram members held parts of the state in captivity.
He further stated that most of the communities were now mostly free, making room for aggressive polio eradication campaign in Borno.