1.8 Million Children to Be Immunised Against Polio in Sokoto
The Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu has disclosed during a community dialogue convened by the Taskforce on Polio immunization in Gidan-Dilo village, Sokoto South Local Government that the Sokoto State Government has said that it is targeting to immunize 1.8 million children,
aged zero to five years, against polio, across the state. He said that the dialogue was conducted to stem the tide of the few cases of rejection of the polio vaccines by some parents in the state.
Aliyu said, “The five-day, statewide exercise was organized as a response exercise to the recent outbreaks of polio in Borno.”Parents in the state should therefore, allow their children to be immunized against polio and other child killer diseases. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Balarabe Kakale, has expressed happiness that no polio case has been recorded in the state in the last three years. “The state government, sultanate council of sokoto and all the stakeholders would not be complacent in sustaining the happy tempo,” Kakale, promised.
The Chairman of Sokoto South Local Government, Alhaji Aminu Liman, District Head of Gagi, Alhaji Sani Umar and the village Head of Gidan-Dilo,Alhaji Amiru Abdullahi,all pledged to work tirelessly to ensure the success of the exercise.