Polio Vaccinators Had To Purchase 25 Cartons Of Candy To Woo Kids For Immunization In Jigawa State

Few days after we were stunned by news from the Northern part of Nigeria claiming that only 28 children registered for the Common entrance Examinations, another Northern state became a hot topic today, as the Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa state disclosed that it had purchased 25 cartons of sweets to woo children to participate in the ongoing immunization programme.
According to the Information Officer of the council, Alhaji Abdullahi Yakubu, the sweets would help the council to achieve its target of immunising no fewer than 65,429 children against polio in the ongoing round of the immunisation in the area.
He said that the council had received 72,000 doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) to cover the targeted number of children.
He explained that the children would be immunised against the disease during the five-day exercise which commenced on April 7.
He said that the council’s Head of Health Education, Alhaji Sule Shehu, had earlier visited District Heads of Miga and Zareku communities to sensitise them on the need to participate in the immunisation.
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