Yobe Govt Takes Polio Campaign To Nigeria/Niger Border Communities
The Yobe State Taskforce on routine immunisation has taken the campaign against the child killer diseases to boarder communities in the state.
The team had last week launched polio outbreak response centres at selected check points across major towns in the state, with a view to tackling any case coming to the state.
The recent strengthening of the campaign is sequel to the outbreak of three cases of polio, recorded in neighbouring Borno state.
Meanwhile, the State Taskforce Abubakar Aliyu who doubles as the State Deputy Governor led the team to the Nigeria/Niger boarder Local Governments Areas of the state, to ensure that the vaccines are well served to deserving children within the communities.
Two prominent traditional rulers of the area, the Emir of Bade and Emir of Yusufari were drafted to spur the enlightenment in the areas generally referred to as hardest to reach in the state.
The team which visited several communities within the two council areas encouraged the people to always go for the routine immunization, while those who have missed out for obvious reasons should use the opportunity of the house-to-house exercise to ensure their children received the vaccine.
Mr. Aliyu commended the roles of traditional rulers, religious and opinion leaders among other stakeholders in the fight against the six child killer diseases and assured that the state government will continue to play its part in the eradication of any case in the country.
The Emir of Bade, Abubakar Umar Suleiman II, who is also the Deputy Chairman Council of Chiefs, is of the opinion that the traditional institution will continue to supervise and monitor the effectiveness of the exercise.
The traditional rulers pledged to continue to boast the morale of their subjects to ensure the oral vaccinations are administered to their children.