Governor Sa'idu Dakingari has vowed to deal with any local government chairman or traditional ruler who refused to co-operate with his government towards its effort to eradicate polio in Kebbi State.
The Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Ismaila Sambawa, who represented the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim K Aliyu, at the flag-off campaign of polio vaccination in Jega Local Government Area of Kebbi stated this yesterday.
Sambawa said because of the huge amount of money the state government, federal and donor organizations were spending on the eradication of polio exercise, as well as the importance government attaches to the welfare of its citizens, the project would not be allowed to be in jeopardy.
The commissioner called on members of the public to always make their children available for polio vaccination at all times and the health vaccinators to discharge their duties with the fear of Allah.
Speaking at the occasion, Rabiu Musa from UNICEF expressed his delight with the effort of Jega Local Government in the fight against polio eradication, noting the tremendous success recorded, except for the 25 missing children who have not been covered by the exercise.
Earlier on, the district head of Jega, Alhaji Mohammed Arzika, Sarkin Kabbin Jega, said it was because of the persistent commitment he had shown on the polio campaign that as led to the success recorded except for the 25 children missing out of the exercise in his domain.
He pledged continuous support of traditional leaders in the fight against polio. Highlights of the occasion included administering of polio vaccine on children and the inauguration of a volunteer group on polio eradication in Jega.