Polio Board tasks religious leaders on immunisation

The statement attributed the success recorded in polio immunisation in the state to the strong commitment of religious leaders in the state.

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President Buhari administering the polio vaccine play

President Buhari administering the polio vaccine

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The Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board has urged religious leaders to support government efforts in achieving routine immunisation in the state.

The Executive Secretary of the board, Dr Muhammad Nasir, made the call in a statement on Thursday in Kano after the Forum of Religious Focal Persons on Immunisation visited him.

It said that the call was necessary to enable government to provide qualitative healthcare services to the citizenry.

It attributed the success recorded in polio immunisation in the state to the strong commitment of religious leaders in the state.

"The board is proud to be in collaboration with Imams to woo the public to come to terms with the reality on the importance of immunisation.

"The recent delisting of Nigeria from the list of polio endemic countries by the United Nations was a great feat attained with an immense contribution of our religious leaders,’’ it said.

The statement therefore urged them to continue to enlighten parents on the dangers associated with noncompliance to immunisation.

It said that the board has adopted the policy of inclusiveness in approach to issues of polio eradication to give stakeholders opportunity to complement government effort in the fight against the disease.

The statement also quoted the Chairman of the forum and Chief Imam of Hotoro Mosque, Sheikh Hadi Ibrahim, pledging to support the board to achieve the desired result in polio immunisation in the state.

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