Jigawa now 10 years without polio – Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ibrahim


The Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Health, Dr Kabir Ibrahim disclosed that Jigawa state has clocked 10 years without the polio virus.

He attributed this to the concerted efforts by the state government under Governor Badaru Abubakar to maintain the status.

Speaking with newsmen in Dutse, Thursday, Dr Kabir explained that the Jigawa state government would deploy vaccines for the protection of meningitis, small fox and drugs for Covid-19 as well as Vitamin A supplement for children.

The permanent secretary therefore solicited the support of journalists in enlightening the general public for the success of the programme.

He stated that over 124% of Jigawa people had been given vaccine.