Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed government is targeting no fewer than 1.8 million children under five years in the ongoing four-day polio immunization exercise.
Aliyu buttressed that efforts have been put in place to ensure over 100 percent coverage of the targeted children in the 23 local government areas of the state.
The deputy governor also announced that the state government had distributed about 1.83 million doses of Oral Polio Vaccines across the state, and that no fewer than 2,515 teams, comprising 9,429 health personnel were engaged to conduct the exercise.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Alhaji Almustapha Othman, also told NAN that measures have been taken to ensure full acceptance of the exercise by parents, expressing happiness that parents in the state had so far embraced it.
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