Zangon kataf local government area of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria has began immunization of over 116,000 children across the LG against Polio malitis.
This was the first round of immunization days exercise for 2018 which has kicked off across the state.
At the launch of the exercise at the palace of Chief of Anghan in Fadan Kamanton, the Council’s Administrator, Mrs Felicia Johnson said, the state government attached great priority to future of its children, hence the routine immunization against polio.
Polio malitis is a deadly scourge ravaging some countries including Nigeria, hence the government’s commitment to have the country declared polio free.
Addressing the people of the council, Mrs Felicia Johnson added that, government is expending huge resources in the crusade against polio and other child killer diseases, calling on parents to support the move by making available all eligible children for the exercise.
Director, Primary Health Care of the local government, Mrs Esther Moronbia Tanko assured that the needed adhoc personnel were trained and and vaccines received to ensure full coverage during the round.
She however urged stakeholders not to relent in mobilizing and sensitising the people in that direction.
Earlier, Chief of Anghan, Mr. Adamu Alkali who was represented by Shettiman Anghan, Mr. Augustine Paul while commending the giant stride of government in the health sector, pledged their unflitching support to all government policies and programmes.
In a remark, the State’s Technical Facilitator, Rahp David, assured the people that the vaccines are safe and free of any sight effect just as he expressed optimism that all eligible children would be covered.