100 Days In Office: 600, 000 Children To Get Vitamin-A Vaccine In Nasarawa

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has flagged off the distribution of Vitamin-A vaccine to 600, 000 children across the State as part of activities to mark his first 100 days in office.
The distribution would be carried out by the Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency in collaboration with Sustainable Development Goals and United Nation Children’s Fund.
Speaking on Friday (September 6, 2019) during the flag off in Lafia, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on SDGs, Murtala Abubakar, who represented the Governor at the occasion, said that the Vitamin-A would be distributed through 326 Primary Health Care Centers (PHCs) across the State.
The Governor, who noted that Vitamin-A is significant to the wellbeing of children, explained that the exercise was aimed at archiving goal three of the SDGs.
He further assured members of the public that the government would not leave any stone unturned to ensure better healthcare delivery in the state.
Governor Sule warned the coordinators of PHCs in the 13 Local Government Areas of the State to ensure that the Vitamin-A is distributed to the children free of charge.
He therefore said that the State Government would put machinery in motion to check diversion and advised those with such tendency to desist, as anyone caught would face the full wrath of the law.
The Executive Chairman NAPHDA, Mohammed Addis, represented by Aliyu Mailafia, Executive Secretary of the Agency, said that every logistical arrangements have been made to convey the 600, 000 dosage of the Vitamin-A to the various local areas in the state.
He added that the agency in collaboration with the State SDGs office and Chairmen of the various LGAs would commence the training of distributors from Monday September 9 to Friday 13 2019 to educate them on who to store and distribute the Vitamin-A.
In his remarks, Aminu Maifata, Chairman Association of Local Government of Nigeria expressed their readiness to support the programme to succeed.
Maifata said that the Chairmen of the various LGAs in the State would always support programmes geared towards improving the welfare of the people at their respective areas.

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