By Samuel J Leneke (mnipr)
The Commissioner of Information Comrade Ahmad Sajoh assures the Director Disease Control, Dr Baryam Bwalki of the Primary Health Care Development Agency of support for the Measles immunizations campaign in the State which comes up on 21-25 November 2015.
The assurance was made when Dr Bwalki paid an advocacy on the Hon Commissioner in his office, to solicit for support in mobilizing the citizenry and to bring awareness on the purpose of the immunizations campaign for children between 9 months to 59 months in the State
Earlier, the Director told the Commissioner that measles is among the 10 top child killer diseases, and that his Angel has prepared to vaccinate 696,674 Children. The programme is expected to kick start from Yola North Local Government with the wife of the Governor flagging the event on.
Dr Bwalki further revealed that campaign against measles in Nigeria started in 2005 and it is repeated after every two years to accommodate children in between the period.He said the last campaign in the State took place in 2013.
The Commissioner expressed happiness on the partnership between the Health sector and Information to resolve important health situation in the State. He said the Ministry of Information is being reinvented to meet up with the ongoing technological transformation in the sector, consequently, he added that the Ministry has gone Internet with a blog that reports all government programmes and activities in the State. He said the Ministry has costituted teams to monitor Socal media such as Twitter, facebook and to further enrich their contents with accurate and adequate information on the State.
The Cmmissioner used the forum to appeal to the MDA'S to be involved in the drive by providing basic and adequate information on their various organisations through the office of the Director of Information as to be carried along.The drive he said is to provide adequate information on Adamawa State..
The Commissioner also appealed to the citizenry to support government drive towards improving internally generated revenue,he said an Agency has been contracted to design strategies on how more revenue can be generated in the State