Northern Traditional Rulers Committee meet to strategise on Polio Eradication

This update on Polio Eradication in Northern Nigeria is courtesy of Daily Trust Newspapers:
Nineteen emirs and chiefs under the auspices of Northern Traditional Rulers Committee on polio eradication Saturday converged on Katsina State to evolve measures of eradicating the child killer disease in the country before the end of the year.
Chairman of the committee, the Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Kari Umar Ibn El-Kanemi, told Governor Shehu Shema, during a courtesy visit that the committee was set up by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar 111, in 2009 during an interactive session of northern emirs held in Kaduna. El-Kanemi said the traditional rulers decided to set up the committee  to assist the Federal Government in the on-going crusade against the child killer disease.
“Initially, the meeting only held in Kaduna, but later we decided to rotate it among northern states. So far, it has been held in Jigawa, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi States. During our last meeting in Sokoto State, the Sultan of Sokoto mandated all traditional rulers to do everything possible within their powers to eradicate polio in their respective domains. Our aim is to eradicate polio from Nigeria by the end of this year,” he said.
Responding, Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema said he recently released over N219 million to the state’s task force on eradication of polio and routine immunization for eradication of the disease.

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