By Abdulsalam Muhammad
KANO – Kano state Deputy Governor, Dr. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje has revealed that the state is winning the war on polio.
Dr. Ganduje told reporters in his office Monday that latest statistics shows that Kano records 20 fresh cases last year, adding that the figures has crashed to 4 this year.
He stated that “reported cases of resistance and non compliance by the local has dropped, pointing out that the carrot and stick approach has paid off in this respect.
Ganduje reiterated that eradication of polio under Kwankwaso administration is a political agenda, assures that Government is strengthening the routine immunizations exercise for desired goals.
The Deputy Governor added that the inroads recorded by government would not have been possible considering the positive role played by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Danone and Bill Gates and Melinda foundation.
He assured Donor Agencies of accountability and transparency in the management of scarce resources made available for the fight against polio.
Ganduje commended the UNICEF over its role on the eradication war, adding that Government is highly impressed by their role.
He tasked the media to double up their enlightenment campaign in the face of serious national question, stressing that “we expect the media as a critical stakeholders to be alive to their responsibilities”.
Commenting on the outbreaks of Ebola virus in the country, Ganduje said that Kano is on red alert and ready to contain likely emergencies.