The Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa says it has vaccinated 110,312 children against polio during the last round of polio immunisation exercise in the area.
The council Information Officer, Malam Ya’u Garba, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Saturday.
Garba said that the children were immunised against polio and other child-killer diseases during the five day exercise.
He explained that the council area received enough doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) which enhanced smooth conduct of the exercise.
He said that the council provided 30 cartons of sweet to woo children to participate in the exercise.
Garba commended both the traditional and religious leaders in the council area for their efforts in mobilising people for the exercise.
NAN reports that the exercise was conducted from Jan. 28 to Feb.1 across the 27 local government areas of the state.