More than 98,000 children in Birniwa and Kirikasamma Local Government Councils of Jigawa, were immunised against polio disease, Nigerian pilot reports.

The Primary Healthcare Managers (PHM) of the two local governments, Malam Adamu Muhammed and Alhaji Ibrahim Bura, disclosed this in separate interviews with NAN in Jigawa.

They said the children were administered Oral Polio Vaccines (OPV) and antigens against other child killer diseases in the concluded March round of immunisation exercise.

Malam Adamu Muhammad, the Birniwa PHM, disclosed that over 42,000 children were immunised against polio in the area.

“The National Primary Healthcare Agency supplied adequate doses of vaccines, which facilitated smooth conduct of the exercise.

“The council also deployed about 300 health workers for successful execution of the exercise in the area,’’ Muhammad said.

Muhammad said that the state government was commitment to the total eradication of the disease as well as enhancing healthcare delivery at the grassroots.

Alhaji Ibrahim Bura, the Kirikasamma PHM, said that over 56,000 children were immunised against poliomyelitis in the area.

Bura said that the figure exceeded the target child population.

He said that the agency had successfully resolved non-compliance cases, which facilitated effective coverage during the exercise.

The manager called on parents to present their children for immunisation to protect them against diseases.

Bura commended the council, religious and community leaders for mobilising participation in the exercise.