A renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi has appealed to parents to accept polio immunization with a view to making their children healthier.
Sheikh Bauchi who made the appeal at the closing ceremony of his 2019 Ramadan Tafsir at Murtala Square in Kaduna on Thursday, said the fight Against Polio virus is not over, hence the need for parents and caregivers to give all the needed support to end polio in Nigeria.
The Scholar promised to support polio activities/routine immunization so as to achieve success in the fight against polio and other children diseases in the country.
He called on Nigerians to report outbreak of any disease to the concern authority to achieving good health care.
On the commencement of Maternal New Born Child Health week in Kaduna state, Sheikh Bauchi urged parents, pregnant women, caregivers among others to make good use of the week to uptake the interventions with a view to achieving excellent health for women and children.
He said “We learnt that the week is set aside to deliver a package of high-impact, low-cost preventive and curative services designed to improve maternal health and child survival through facility based interventions and outreach services”.
Sheikh Bauchi commended the Government, Health Stakeholders and development partners for their hard work and commitment to ensure better health in Nigeria.