The Dutse Local Government Council of Jigawa is targeting no fewer than 13,104 children to be immunised against polio virus in the ongoing polio immunisation in the area.
The Health Educator of the council, Alhaji Sani Yusif, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Sunday.
Yusif said the council had received enough doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) to conduct the exercise.
He explained that the children would be immunised against polio and five other child-killer diseases during the five-day campaign.
The health educator said that 704 trained ad hoc staff, including 528 vaccinators, were conducting the exercise.
According to him, the council has donated 50 cartons of sweet to woo children to participate in the programme.
Yusif, therefore, urged parents in the area to cooperate with the vaccinators by making their children available for the inoculation.
NAN reports that the July round of polio immunisation was inaugurated in all the 27 local government areas of the state on Saturday.