9 August 2013

Nigeria: 'Katsina Has Eradicated Polio'

Katsina — The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, has confirmed total eradication of polio in the state, saying, "I am proud to inform you that we have succeeded in eradicating polio disease from Katsina."

Alhaji Abdulmumini, while delivering his Sallah message, said Katsina is now free of polio. The emir thanked the government and the people of Katsina for their support and cooperation to the crusade against polio, noting that without their contributions, nothing could have been achieved.

"I am appealing to the government at all levels to evolve preventive measures against polio. We, the traditional leaders will continue to support the routine immunization at all levels," he said.

He called on all Nigerians to pray for the restoration of peace and harmony in the country, adding, "We are not unaware of the killings and destruction of property in some parts of the country."

The emir urged people of the state to be vigilant at all times and report any unusual movement of persons or group of persons to the appropriate security agencies.

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