Polio immunisation holds April 12-15
The four-day polio immunisation plus day for the month of April will hold from 12th to 15th in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Health Care Development Board (FCTPHCDB), Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, revealed this at the opening of a train-thetrainer workshop, saying 110 private clinics would be involved in the campaign.
He said though the FCT is no longer a high risk state, routine immunisation will continue from house to house, adding that this will help check the outbreak of polio in the FCT.
secretary used the workshop to present awards to some members of the polio immunisation campaign in recognition for hard work.
He said the aim was to reward few people who are doing very well from the 62 focal persons, supervisors and monitors who are directly involved in the polio immunisation exercise.
Dr. Mohammed called on residents to imbibe the spirit of good personal hygiene in order to check contagious diseases and make sure that the environment is kept clean always.
One of the awardees, Dr. Salamatu Belgore, a staff of the immunisation unit of FCTPHCDB, Abuja, who spoke on behalf of the awardees, said she was elated and thanked the board for the recognition. Corps members have been urged to take advantage of the proposed interest free loan scheme by the federal government to start their own businesses in order to improve their lives and the nation.
Youth Development Minister, Boni Haruna, gave the advice at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Batch ‘A’ orientation course.
He said the gesture is targeted at encouraging corps members with relevant skills to find alternatives to the grossly dwindling white collar jobs.
The minister, represented by the Director, Network and Social Mobilisation in the ministry, Abdulrazak Salau, reassured the corps members that curbing unemployment among the youth still remains a top priority of the present administration.
Also speaking, FCT Minister of State, Olajumoke Akinjide, enjoined the corps members to take their primary assignments seriously as the FCT administration would monitor their work throughout the service year to ensure productivity.
Represented by the Chairman, NYSC Governing Board, Blessing Onu, the minister also urged them to accept their postings in good faith and to report to places of their primary assignment early.
A woman washing locust beans at Kanzo village in Kuje Area Council on Saturday.
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By Emma Elekwa