Emir In Kebbi State Rallies Parents To Embrace Polio Immunization

Must Read

NASS Reacts To Presidency’s Comment On NSIP

The leadership of the National Assembly has debunked claims that it labelled the National Social Investment Programmes by the...

COVID-19: Lagos Govt Denies Relaxing Lockdown For Easter Celebration

The Lagos State Government has come out to deny claims that it has relaxed the lockdown order in the...

COVID-19: FG Will Provide Insurance Cover For Health Workers – Finance minister

The Federal government has revealed plans to insure all the front-line health workers battling to keep Nigerians safe from...

Coronavirus: Lockdown Order Still In Force, IGP Tell Nigerians

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has directed the Commissioners of Police in States where the social restriction orders...

107-Year-Old Woman Becomes World’s Oldest Person To Survive COVID-19

A 107-year-old Dutch woman, Cornelia Ras has recovered from the novel coronavirus to beat the record earlier held by...

polio_immunization_in_all_s

Alh. Muhammad Bashar, the Emir of Gwandu and Chairman of Kebbi State Council of Chiefs, has called on parents to ensure their children were immunized in the current polio campaign in the state.

The traditional ruler made the call during the Immunisation Plus Days Flag Off Ceremony (IPD) ceremony in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday.

He said unless parents bring out their children for polio immunization, the society stood the risk of resurgence of the virus.

“All hands must be on deck to maintain and consolidate on gains recorded to completely wipe out polio in the country.

‘“Polio is a very dangerous virus. I call on parents to use this opportunity to bring their children for polio immunization and other child killer diseases. I also urge you to maintain a clean environment at all times.”

The monarch directed all district and village heads under his emirate to also mobilise their subjects for the polio exercise.

He commended WHO and UNICEF for their support towards promoting the health status of the people in the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Umar Kambaza, had earlier said that the state government attached great importance to the health of people, especially children.

According to him, similar polio campaign is taking place in all the emirates of other states.

He thanked the traditional and religious leaders for their unrelenting support and cooperation in the fight against the disease.

Source: NAN

 

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -