Kano state approves N344 million for polio immunization


Kano State Government has ‎approved N344 million as counterpart fund for the conduct of 2018 Polio Immunization in the state.

The Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, made this known on Tuesday in Kano when he briefed newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting.

He said the move was part of the government’s renewed efforts to eradicate Polio in the state.

“The money approved is counter part fund for the conduct of polio immunisation as it is a tripertite programme between Kano State Government, Dangote and Bill and Milinder Gate Foundation. I am glad to inform you that for the last three years the state had not recorded a single case of Poliomyelitis and this is a true reflection of our collective efforts. The government is committed to provision of quality health care services to the teeming populace,’’ he said.

Garba reiterated the government’s determination to develop the state’s health system, as part of efforts to improve the wellbeing of the people.

Bilkisu Pai