By: Yusuf Umar
Speaking at the meeting with the state task force on immunization, the Deputy Governor Chief Crowther Seth appealed for needed support and cooperation from the stakeholders at the state and grassroot levels for a successful conduct of the immunization exercise across the 21 local government areas.
Here in the conference Hall of the Deputy Governor's office are critical stakeholders from the health sector, religious and traditional leaders, chairmen of the 21 local government, military and paramilitary agencies, development partners among others gathered to discuss and share ideas preparatory to the forth coming national immunization exercise scheduled to take place 30th October to 2nd November, 2021.
The State task force on immunization deemed it fit to engage the stakeholders, assess the successes recorded in the previous immunization exercises in the state and to come up with modalities to add on the gains already recorded, especially now that another round of immunization exercise across the 21 local governments is around the corner.
In his address, the Deputy Governor Chief Crowther Seth commended the feat achieved especially, in administering the COVID-19 vaccine, polio, Malaria among other vaccination exercises against deadly deseases.
While reminding them of their mandate to coordinate all vaccination exercises in Adamawa, he said the visionary stewardship of governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri is always committed to giving all the required support, be it financially or materially for the successful conduct of the immunization exercise, maintaining that health is the topmost priority of the present administration.
The Deputy Governor thereafter, charged the task force and other key stakeholders in the 21 local government areas to rise up and do the needful for the successful conduct of the up coming immunization exercise.
On their part, the commissioner of health Professor Abdullahi Isa and the chairman primary healthcare development agency Dr. Suleiman Saidu Bashir said the task force on immunization has recorded 80 per cent successes in its previous immunizations, encouraging stakeholders not to relent on their oars but redouble efforts to ensure no body is left out of the immunization exercise.
They emphasized that Adamawa has done well in the immunization despite security among other challenges, promising to continue until the state is certified free of the deadly diseases.