From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh,Kano
Kano state has recorded 64 months without a single case of wild polio virus outbreak
The State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje disclosed this during the flag off ceremony of the first round of the National Immunization Plus Days [NIPDs] for 2020, held at the Palace of the District Head of Minjibir Local Government Area, Alhaji Ismaila Abdullahi Bunin Bichi.
Ganduje who was represented by the Commissioner of Health, Fr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa stated that, the huge success recorded so far in the fight against polio virus in the state was not by accident.
He tasked all the stakeholders to continue to work together to consolidate on the gain, until the state is fully certify polio free by the World Health organization (WHO).
Ganduje further said that it is very clear that, government has invested a lot of resources into supplemental immunization, health camps, medical outreaches and lots more with a view to meeting all eligible children for immunization and other routine services.
According to him, Kano state Government is fully committed to provide quality, affordable, accessible and robust health care services at the door step of its people.
He, therefore, urged all and sundry never to relent towards ensuring that their under-give age children are fully immunized, stressing the need for them to cooperate with health workers to ensure the success of house-to-house immunization.
Ganduje noted with appreciation the support and cooperation received from the development partners working under health sector, traditional institutions and Imams which translated to this monumental
achievements and hope the tempo would be sustained.
In his remarks, he Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib represented by the National Incidence Manager, Dr. Usman Sa’id Adamu, commended Ganduje’s administration for giving the health sector top most priority it deserved.
He also congratulated Ganduje for his recent award as the Champion of Primary Healthcare delivery in Nigeria.
Also speaking on behalf of the five Emirates Council, The District Head of Ajingi, Sarkin Yakin Polio, Alhaji Wada Aliyu restated the emirates readiness to continue to support this campaign for the wellbeing of under-five children in the society.