By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Coordinator of Journalists Initiatives Against Polio, Malam Lawal Dogara has said that inclusion of affected persons in the implementation of Polio immunization has created visible significance in the elimination of the virus in the country.
Malam Dogara who stated this while speaking on the world Polio Day during a visit to Polio Survivors in Kaduna, however noted that the battle for polio eradication is not yet over.
He appealed to parents to always trust government programs and abide by policies directed towards improving Health of citizens and tackling diseases especially COVID-19.
Malam Dogara commended Chairman of the Kaduna State Polio Survivors, Malam Rilwan Abdullahi who was crippled by the polio virus since he was born 47 years ago, for his resilience and prayed that no child should ever experience such in the future.
Responding, the State Chairman Of Polio Survivors, Malam Rilwan Mohammed Abdullahi said the International Polio Day was set aside to remember victims and give them a sense of belonging in the society.
He said the day accorded them an opportunity to play a novelty football match and also relate with themselves including many prominent Nigerians.
Also speaking, another Polio survivor, Malam Suleiman Abdulhazeez went on a sober reflection, stating that myths and notion pointed out that polio was caused by some evil forces, but it took the efforts of media and experts to change such notion.
Malam Abdulhazeez also appealed for continuous campaign and sensitization on issues of polio and other deadly diseases in the country.