Jigawa state targets 1.7m children for polio immunization

The Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHCDA) says it is targeting 1.7 million children in the current round of polio immunisation campaign.

The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Kabir Ibrahim in Dutse the state capital , said the government had provided enough Oral Polio Vaccines (PVSs) for the smooth conduct of the exercise.

He added that trained personnel were currently conducting the exercise in the 27 local government areas of the state.

The executive secretary said that reports reaching the agency indicated that “,“. He commended parents, traditional and religious leaders as well as stakeholders for their continued support for the success of the exercise.

Ibrahim said he personally inspected the campaign in Miga, Jahun and KafinHausa, Garki and Maigatari local councils in the state.

Since four cases of polio were detected in Nigeria in 2016, after not recording any case since July 2014, the Nigerian government working with the state governments and stakeholders have stepped up polio immunization activities.

Rafat S.