The Kano State Government has renewed its determination to eradicate polio in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state in December this year.
Commissioner for Health in the State, Dr Abubakar Labaran Yusuf restated the Government’s commitment to eradicate poliomyelitis, latest by the end of the year.
In a statement, issued by the Ministry of Health Public Relations officer, Ismaila Garba Gwammaja, said the Commissioner made the pledge when he visited Kumbotso and Tarouni Local Government areas during the on-going immunization exercise against polio in the state.
Yusuf, who described the exercise as encouraging, attributed the success of the immunization exercise to the maximum cooperation of parents and the enlightenment campaign carried out by the Local Government and traditional leaders in the area.
He therefore solicited the support and cooperation of stakeholders, so as to complement government’s efforts towards eradicating the disease across the 44 Local Government Areas of the State.
Also, the Information Management officer of Dambatta Local Government Area of Kano, Bashi Ado Kibiya has commended the self-less and humanitarian services been rendered by Journalists against polio in Kano towards ensuring that polio disease is totally eradicated in the state.
While giving the commendation during the on-going polio immunization exercise at Kure village at Dambatta Local Government Area of the state, the Information officer, noted that Dambatta is among the high risk Local Government areas of polio cases in the state, primarily due to the level of non-compliance in the area, adding that the role of Journalists also helped in tackling the challenge, as they encourage the public to accept the polio vaccine for their children.