El-Rufai makes Polio vaccination compulsory
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 16, 2016
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has declared that vaccination of children under the age of five against poliomyelitis in the state is compulsory. He also warned that any parents obstructing health workers from carrying out their statutory functions would be prosecuted.
He added that vaccinators would work in collaboration with the officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at partial road blocks in the state so that there will be no escape route for parents who will want to avoid getting their children vaccinated.
The governor said all these are parts of efforts to keep the state polio-free, adding that all parents must support the government for the sake of all children in the state.
The governor, through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, noted that the campaign reflected the government’s determination to ensure that no child was exposed to the hazards of a disease that can be prevented, and which has been eradicated in most parts of the world.