1.7million children will be immunised against polio by the Jigawa State government as it kicks off the campaign against the disease.
Dr Kabiru Ibrahim, Executive Secretary of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHDCA), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Dutse.
Ibrahim said that enough personnel had been engaged to conduct the exercise simultaneously across the 27 local government areas of the state.
The executive secretary commended traditional and religious leaders and other stakeholders in the state for their support and cooperation for the smooth conduct of the exercise, so far.
Ibrahim also expressed satisfaction at the level of compliance by parents and urged husbands to always allow their wives to take their children to health facilities for the routine immunisation.
He also appealed to parents to co-operate with the immunisation officials in order to facilitate a smooth conduct of the exercise.
According to him, the exercise was to ensure that all children within the state were immunised against the disease.
This, Ibrahim said, was also to facilitate quick response to combat the disease and other emergency situations in the state.
NAN reports that the immunisation for September had commenced in all the 27 local government areas of the state on Sept. 17.