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District head tasks traditional institutions on fight against polio



The District Head of Tudun Wada, Alhaji Muhammed Ibrahim, has called for collaborative efforts among traditional institutions and government authorities towards fighting polio in Nigeria.

This call is contained in a statement signed by the Information Officer of Tudun Wada, Alhaji Ahmad Isa and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Kano.

Ibrahim, in the statement, spoke during the polio immunisation review and stakeholders meeting held at his palace.

The district head said that he had observed the high level of enthusiasm in checking the spread of polio and other child killer diseases in the area.

He assured that he would continue to support the efforts being made to achieve the desired goals.

Earlier, the primary healthcare coordinator in the area, Alhaji Muhammed Surajo, said the aim of the meeting was to address the issues militating against the exercise.

He expressed optimism with the level of cooperation by parents during the last round of the exercise and called on them to extend the same to this present round.

On his part, the programme manager, Alhaji Musa Adamu, said that more than 86,000 children below the age of five were expected to benefit from the exercise in the area.

Adamu urged the health services officers to exhibit a high sense of responsibility during the four days exercise.

Edited by: Remi Koleoso/Yemi Idris-Aduloju

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