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Sultan Sets Up 7-member Committee On Polio Eradication

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has set up a seven-member committee to ensure the success of the last lap of the fight against polio in the state.
Abubakar made the disclosure in Kware, headquarters of Kware Local Government of Sokoto State, on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ meeting on polio immunisation.
The sultan was represented by the District Head of Yabo, Alhaji Muhammadu Maiturare.
He said the meeting was part of efforts to establish the reasons for the low performance of some local government areas in the state during the December 2013 round of polio immunisation.
“We are not here to apportion blames or join issues with anybody as far as the exercise is concerned.
“However, we are here to brainstorm, ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the ongoing fight against polio with a view to strengthening it,” he said.
The Chairman of Kware Local Government, Alhaji Abubakar Zamau, commended the traditional ruler for setting up the committee.
Zamau also promised to sustain the efforts of the council in providing logistic support to ensure the success of the campaign.
The facilitator of the World Health Organisation the area, Kamaru Muhammad, had earlier called for early release of counterpart funds by the councils.
Muhammad also called for the establishment of more health camps and the provision of more free drugs for dispensation to under-five children.
Meanwhile, some focal polio immunisation officers in the area appealed for more logistics to ensure the success of the last lap of the campaign.

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