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Jigawa LG immunises 65, 061 children against polio


Polio vaccineA total of 65, 061 children were immunised against polio virus in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa during the last round of polio immunisation.

Malam Abdullahi Yakubu, the council’s Information Officer, disclosed this on Saturday in Dutse.

Yakubu, who spoke on behalf of Malam Nasiru Zubairu, the Manager, National Programme on Immunization (NPI) in the area, said the council received enough doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) for the exercise.
He commended religious and traditional leaders in the council for their support to the success of the exercise.

Yakubu said that the NPI manager attributed the success during the exercise to the support and cooperation of the department of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) of the council.

According to him, the Head of the WASH, commended the local government council, traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the area for their support to the successful conduct of the exercise.

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