Niger to enforce law on polio immunization refusal

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MINNA – Government will fully enforce law against those who refuse polio immunisation, Gov. Babangida Aliyu said Thursday at sixth round of the Immunisation Plus Days Minna.

Aliyu said penalty for refusal of polio was two years imprisonment or a N50,000 fine, adding “we are also committed ensuring every child is immunised against all -preventable diseases. [eap_ad_1] “We have directed all 25 local governments drive of immunisation and primary healthcare delivery at grassroots communities .’’

He urged and healthcare givers continue encourage the immunisation of children and wards prevent the spread of the disease.

Earlier, Hajiya Hadiza Abdullahi, the for Health and Hospital , warned on the dangers of refusing immunisations.

is important to note one confirmed case of Wild Polio Virus has the potential of infecting 200 children the community,’’ he said.(NAN)