The World Health Organisation Country Representative for Nigeria, Dr. Walter Mulombo, said Nigeria and other African countries would no longer get funds to back polio eradication activities from January 2022.

According to him, Nigeria and other countries on the continent had been taken out from priority list having been declared polio-free.

He said: “With the declaration of Africa as polio-free, the continent is being taken off the list of priority area that the global polio eradication will support and by January of 2022, there will not be substantial funding to support polio eradication activities.

“Nigeria however needs to continue those activities to maintain a polio-free status until such a time that global eradication of the disease is achieved.”