As part of proactive measure to forestall the spread of Meningitis in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the authorities of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), have directed its Agency, Primary Health Care Board (PHCB) to extend the on-going vaccination against the dreaded disease to schools, officers in its employ and residents of the six Area Councils in the FCT.
FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr.Babatope Ajakaiye who handed down the directive on Thursday in his office at Area Eleven during a meeting with the six Area Councils Chairmen and other stakeholders urged officers, schools and residents of the Territory to avail them for the exercise, adding that government would not hesitate to arrest and prosecute defiant.
Dr.Akjakaiye charged parents and religious organizations to always make their children and followers available for vaccination, while stressing that the FCT Administration would continue to carry out policies and programmes aim at enhancing the wellbeing and welfare of residents of the Territory.
The Permanent Secretary assured the board of the readiness of FCT Administration to make financial intervention in the event of shortage of vaccines and other facilities.
He further remarked that no responsible government would watch the lives of its citizens being ravaged by diseases that can be prevented.
Responding, the Executive Secretary of PHCB assured the Permanent Secretary of the readiness of the board to carry out the directive.
Tony Odey, Press Secretary, Office of the FCT Permanent Secretary.