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Emir Of Dutse Flags Off Vaccination Of 1.5 Million Children

Emir of Dutse, Hameem Nuhu Sanusi

Report from Dutse, the Jigawa State capital, Northwest Nigeria says, the Emir of Dutse, Hameem Nuhu Sanusi, has flagged off a special round of polio vaccine campaign targeted at over 1.5 million children across the State.

The ceremony took place at his palace after he personally administered the vaccine on some children and assured the community that it was safe and effective, Daily Post reports.

The Emir assured the people that the traditional institutions would continue to pursue and promote programmes that would enhance their health, social and economic well-being.

Sanusi advised parents to bring out their children for vaccination to enable the state sustain the gains made in polio eradication 13 years ago.

Director, Jigawa Primary Healthcare Agency, Dr Sambo Shehu said, arrangements had been made to ensure the success of the vaccination exercise.

“Over 1.5 million children from 0-5 years are targeted for the vaccination and over 3,000 teams comprising over 15,000 ad-hoc staff were mobilised for the exercise to reach every child in the state.

“The aim of the vaccination is to strengthen the immunity of our children against any possible resurgence of polio virus which we eradicated out of our state 13 years ago.

“It is a collective responsibility to keep our children and our society safe from this and other deadly viruses, therefore we call on everyone to play his expected role for achieving the desired goals,” he said.

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