By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna
Fulani Community in Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna state have expressed readiness to accept health interventions from government including polio immunization for the health of their children.
The Ardon Makarfi and Leader of the Fulani community, Ardo Shehu Abdullahi made the promise while receiving a group of Non governmental Organization known as Journalists Initiative on Immunization Against Polio (JAP) on a courtesy call in Makarfi.
He said gone are the days when many Fulanis challenge health programs brought by the government for the benefit of the people but at the end go to hospital for treatment when the problem or sickness has got to a worse situation.
Speaking about Covid 19 vaccination, Ardo shehu urged his people to always visit general hospitals, primary health care and other centres nearest to them for free Covid 19 vaccination, counselling and other health interventions with a view to ensuring good health care for themselves and their families.
He called on all Fulani parents to ensure they send their children to schools saying that education is the key towards achieving progress and a better society.
Also receiving JAP, the District Head of Makarfi, Sulikin Zazzau Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi commended JAP for the sensitization programme aimed at ensuring the success of polio immunization exercise.
He also called on similar organizations to emulate what JAP is doing to ensure better health for all.
Earlier in his speech to both the Ardo and the District Head, the state coordinator of JAP Malam Lawal Dogara explained that the NGO was formed to educate the public on the importance of immunization.
The JAP coordinator said the Association will continue to sensitize the parents on the need to always bring their children for immunization during the exercise with a view to achieving the desired result.
According to Mallam Lawal Dogara the World Health Organization WHO and government was committed to ensure that polio is completely eradicated, hence the continued immunization so that no trace of any polio virus is left.