The Jigawa Government on Sunday said it was set to immunise 1.2 million children against measles across the state.
Dr Kabiru Ali, the Executive Secretary of the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Dutse.
Ali said the state government has stocked enough doses of vaccines for smooth conduct of the immunisation.
He explained that over 3000 trained health workers would be engaged to administer the vaccines at designated centres across the 27 local government areas of the state.
The official added that the exercise would be conducted in two phases, adding that the first phase would conducted between Nov. 9 and Nov. 14 in 17 local government areas.
According to him, the second phase will be conducted between Nov. 17 and Nov. 21 in the remaining 10 local government areas of the state.
He, therefore, urged stakeholders, particularly traditional and religious leaders to assist in mobilising people to participate in the exercise.
The executive secretary particularly appealed to parents to take their children and wards to nearest vaccination centres in their communities.
He pointed out that the gesture was to ensure that all the children targeted were immunised against the disease.
“This is to facilitate quick response to the disease and other emergency situations in the state.
“We are appealing to stakeholders to cooperate with the health workers to facilitate smooth conduct of the exercise,” he said.