Polio: Yobe Govt Vaccinates 1.1m Children
The Executive Secretary of Yobe Primary Healthcare Management Board, Dr Hauwa Goni, has said that over 1.1 million children under age five have been immunised against polio virus this year.
She disclosed this on Wednesday at a press conference in Damaturu to mark the World Polio Day.
Goni said that the state recorded its last case of this virus three years ago, stressing “precisely, since 14th April, 2014, no case was recorded in Yobe state”.
The scribe said the task force on polio immunisation under the leadership of the state Deputy Gov. Abubakar Aliyu, has sustained the campaign to ensure complete eradication of the virus across the state.
“The success recorded in polio eradication in Yobe state is due to sustained efforts and political commitments of Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam by providing the necessary resources for polio eradication at all levels,” she said.
Goni said the task force on this virus eradication was collaborating with ministries of education and religious affairs, school authorities and traditional rulers to create more awareness on polio eradication.