Families Of Slain Polio Workers Get N1m Each From FG

500x347xpolio.jpg.pagespeed.ic.qgxNzZTac-The Federal Government has donated N1million each to families of 10 polio workers killed in Kano last week.

The donation was announced by the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Mohammed Ali Pate, who led a Federal Government delegation to the state on Thursday to condole the families of the victims of the attack.

The minister said the decision to visit the state over the incident was arrived at the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. He said families of each of the deceased will be given N1million, while survivors will receive N200, 000.

Accompanied by the Director General, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Ado Muhammad, the Emir of Argungu Alhaji Isma’ila Mera, Emir of Dass Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu and other traditional rulers, Pate described the killing of the health workers as “unfortunate” and sad, vowing that the attack will not deter the country from its resolve to eradicate polio.

The minister also called on security agencies to provide adequate protection to health workers.

It would be recalled that the state government and Dangote Foundation had donated N500, 000 each to family members of each deceased in addition to N250, 000 each to all the injured.