Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has appealed to parents and guardians in the state to make it a habit to immunize their babies at the appropriate time when they are born in order to avert preventable diseases and secure their future.
Oshiomhole gave this admonition while flagging off the first round of the 2016 National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs) in Benin City on Friday.
“I am really delighted to be here and I want to appreciate first and foremost, our development partners, including the representative of the Federal Government, the Zonal Director, the World Health Organization and all the others who are not only extending a helping hand but encouraging us to sustain what we have already started and also taking time out to travel from Abuja to this great city of Benin to be part of this. We want to appreciate your interest and we assure you that we value this partnership, and as you can see from the faces of the young women and the very beautiful children, they appreciate all of these efforts,” he said.
“I am happy to observe that whereas I assumed duty at Osadebey Avenue on the 12th of November, 2008, one year later, from 2009, there has been no reported case of polio in Edo State. I like to claim that credit because our people need to know that when the past government was here, we had polio, and under this new government, we have no polio.”
Oshiomhole declared that, “I want to join those who have spoken to appeal to our mothers and indeed the fathers to ensure that they do everything possible to take advantage of this exercise, to make it a habit once the baby is born, at the appropriate time, they should ensure the child is immunized so that we …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper