Authorities of Sule-Tankarkar Local Government Area said the World Health Organization (WHO) had organized a Nigeria/Niger Republic boarder meeting for health personnel ahead of forthcoming polio immunization in the country.

Information Officer of the council, Alhaji Daudu Sulaiman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Dutse that the meeting was held on Saturday at the border community.

Sulaiman said that Acting Caretaker Committee Chairman of the council, Malam Jafar Muhammad, at the meeting, assured that the council would provide financial support to ensure the success of the exercise in the area.

He explained that the forum was to share experiences and idea among the participants “and reach a consensus for effective joint coverage during the exercise along the border villages and towns’’.

According to him, the WHO consultant in charge of Sule-Tankarkar and Babura Local Government Areas, Dr Aminu Gadama, explained that the meeting was organized to discuss critical issues, challenges and review previous exercises.

The council spokesperson added that the participants were drawn from Sule-Tankarkar and Maigatari Local Government Areas in Jigawa and Baure and Zango Local Government Areas in Kastina state.

From Niger Republic, he said, participants were drawn from Magarya and Matamaye communities.

NAN reports that the next round of polio immunization would begin across the 27 local government areas of Jigawa on Sept. 17.