Emir Sanusi: Kano 2 years free from po­lio

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano

The Emir of Kano, Malam Muham­madu Sanusi ll, yes­ter­day said for the past two years, Kano state has not recorded any form of po­lio dis­ease, just as he urged peo­ple in the state to con­tinue to sup­port gov­ern­ment in the fight against the killer dis­ease.

De­liv­er­ing his Sal­lah mes­sage at Ko­far-Kwaru, Emir Sanusi said, “It is ex­actly 24 months now with­out any form of po­lio dis­eases in Kano. This is a wel­come devel­op­ment not only to gov­ern­ment but to the en­tire peo­ple of the state.”

Emir Sanusi said this could not be achieved with­out com­mit­ment on the part of gov­ern­ment and the peo­ple, and urged the peo­ple to com­ple­ment gov­ern­ment ef­forts in the fight against po­lio by en­sur­ing that po­lio vac­cines are ad­min­is­ter on their chil­dren.

He also called on the peo­ple to con­stantly clear cul­verts and drainage in or­der to min­i­mize the per­sis­tent flood­ing wreak­ing havoc on var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties in the state.

“Peo­ple should avoid dump­ing refuse in­side cul­verts and drainages. You should also en­sure that your en­vi­ron­ment is al­ways clean so that you will not give room for the spread of dis­eases in our com­mu­ni­ties,” he said.

The emir also ap­pealed to Nige­ri­ans to be pa­tient with gov­ern­ment at all lev­els as they were do­ing their best to cush­ion the ef­fects of the eco­nomic down­turn af­fect­ing the coun­try.

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