Polio Commissioner lauds Kano Emirate’s advocacy programmes on eradication of disease

Getso enjoined the council to sustain the tempo for accelerated development and the overall benefit of their subjects.

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Health workers try to board a vehicle taking them to designated centres to immunise children. play

Health workers try to board a vehicle taking them to designated centres to immunise children.

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Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Getso, on Monday commended the Emirate Council for its advocacy programmes on polio eradication.

Getso gave the commendation at a retreat organised for members of the emirate in collaboration with an NGO, Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), in Kano.

The commissioner said that the council had played a vital role in the fight against polio in Kano, adding that this action had attracted many development partners to the state.

He said: “Your influence is visible in the fight against polio which has yielded a mass impact.’’

Getso enjoined the council to sustain the tempo for accelerated development and the overall benefit of their subjects.

The commissioner, however, reiterated the government’s readiness to continue to partner with the traditional institutions in the state in view of their roles in the society, especially at the grassroots.

He said that the present administration was committed to providing effective and qualitative healthcare services to the teeming populace in spite of the nation’s economy challenges.

Speaking at the occasion, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, reaffirmed the emirate council’s willingness to complement the government’s policies and programmes in the health sector.

The emir, represented by Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, charged the Emirate Council Committee on Health to come up with the modalities toward improving healthcare services at the grassroots.

He advised his subjects to always observe personal hygiene and keep their environment clean.