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Cooperate with Government to exterminate polio, others -Kwara deputy gov tells DPMs

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From Taofiq Jimoh Adeniyi, Ilorin

Kwara state Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi, has urged Directors of Personnel Management (DPM) in all the sixteen Local Government Areas of the State to cooperate with the State government in its determination to exterminate polio and other diseases from the state.

Mr. Alabi who is the Chairman of the State Task Force on Immunisation stated this weekend at a meeting with the DPM in Ilorin to review the progress of the Primary Health Care and the Immunisation exercise.

He called on them to play active roles in the drive to eradicate polio and others from the state by mobilizing their people to ensure the success of the programme.

The Deputy Governor implored the residents of the state to take the issue of immunization seriously and encourage their children to be vaccinated during the immunisation period.

He stated that the State Government is determined to improve the health sector hence the attention given to the payment of counterpart funds among others.

Mr Alabi praised the various stakeholders for their support and assistance in ensuring the success of the programme.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Doctor Rhoda Ajiboye called on the DPM to accord priority attention to immunisation and open the necessary accounts to benefit from the intervention fund.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government,  Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Hajia Ajibike Katibi noted that the DPM have critical role to play to make the State Polio free and appealed to them not to shun their responsibilities.

The State Coordinator, National Primary Health Care Development, Princess Bolatito Oladipo and the World Health Organization State Coordinator, Pharmacist Mustapha Katibi commended the State Government’s positive disposition and giant strides in the Health sector pledging their support to ensure the success of the programme.

In her presentation, the Executive Secretary of the Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Abimbola Folorunsho who represented by Doctor Michael Oguntoye praised the State government for the prompt release of its counterpart funds and the commitment to make the exercise a huge success.

Dr Folorunsho who gave analysis on the performance of the Local Governments called on the State government to provide vehicles, boats and life jackets to effectively cover the riverine areas.

Responding, the Chairman of the DPM Forum, Alhaji Abdulkareem Yekeen pledged their readiness to compliment the effort of the State government to achieve the desired result.

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