Polio Jigawa to immunize 1.6m children

This was disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Dutse by Dr Kabiru Ibrahim.

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Volunteer Health officials wait to immunise children at a school in Nigeria's capital Abuja play Volunteer Health officials wait to immunise children at a school in Nigeria's capital Abuja. (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)
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The Jigawa Government says it will immunise over 1.6 million children against polio in the ongoing polio immunization campaign in the state.

Dr Kabiru Ibrahim, Executive Secretary of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHDCA), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Dutse.

Ibrahim said that adequate personnel had been engaged to conduct the exercise simultaneously across the 27 local government areas of the state.

He commended traditional and religious leaders as well as other stakeholders in the state for their support and cooperation for the smooth conduct of the exercise.

Ibrahim also expressed satisfaction at the level of compliance by parents and urged husbands to allow their wives to take their children to health facilities for the routine immunisation.

He also appealed to parents to co-operate with the officials in order to ensure a smooth conduct of the exercise.

Ibrahim said the exercise was to ensure that all children in the state were immunised against the disease.

NAN reports that the weeklong immunisation commenced on Oct. 15.

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