Council Immunises 41, 671 Children Against Measles


The Miga Local Government Council of Jigawa, on Monday said over 41,671 children were vaccinated against measles in the area during the just concluded measles immunisation exercise in the state.

Alhaji Abdullahi Yakubu, the Information Officer of the council, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Dutse.

Yakubu said that the area’s Facilitator of the World Health Organisation, Malam Nura Muhammad Kazaure, made the figure known while presenting the report of the vaccination exercise.

He added that the Manager, Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA) in the council, Malam Bala Aliyu, commended the council for its support towards the successful conduct of the exercise.

The information officer added that PHCDA’s manager also commended the District Heads of Miga and Zareku for their full support and cooperation throughout the exercise.

NAN reports that the exercise was conducted between Nov. 9 and Nov. 21 across the 27 local government areas of the state, where no fewer than 1.2 million children were targeted by the state government. (NAN)