Monday 23rd October, 2017
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Agency targets 1.7m children for immunisation in Jigawa

Agency targets 1.7m children for immunisation in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Primary Health­care Development Agency (JSPHCDA) is targeting 1.7 mil­lion children in the current round of polio immunization campaign, the Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Kabir Ibrahim, has said.

Ibrahim told the News Agency of Ni­geria (NAN) in Dutse that 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 the five-day exercise, which com­menced on Saturday, was going on suc­cessfully.

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.