Polio: Jigawa LG immunises 46,634 children

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Guri Local Government Council of Jigawa has immunised 46,634 children against the polio virus in the just concluded polio immunisation campaign in the state, an official has said.

Alhaji Sunusi Doro, the Council`s Information Officer, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Dutse.

Doro said that the council received 49,260 doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) which had enhanced the smooth conduct of the exercise.

He explained that the children were immunised against polio and other child-killer diseases during the exercise.

The spokesman commended traditional, religious leaders as well as other volunteer groups for their effort in mobilising the people to participate in the exercise.

He expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance by parents during the exercise.

Doro said that the council purchased cartoons of sweet to encourage children to participate in the exercise.