Dr Isaac Adewole has said President Buhari had predicted the reemergence of the polio virus in Nigeria long before it resurfaced in his administration.
In a recent interview, Adewole said President Buhari once told him that polio will resurface in Nigeria with the number of children the country currently has.
He said: "Mr. President actually is like a prophet. He said we should expect challenges, on polio when I met him. He said he knew polio will come, because these are children.
"Many of them have no access to medical treatment. But we are committed to what we are doing. With the partners we have, Nigeria will be polio free in 2017," he said.
Adewole also said the Buhari led administration is working towards battling cancer and VVF amongst other major killer diseases.