A Local Government in Jigawa, called Miga Local Government Area says it has purchased 25 cartons of sweets to woo children to participate in the ongoing polio immunisation.
The Information Officer of the council, Alhaji Abdullahi Yakubu, made this knwon on Sunday.
Yakubu said that the sweets would help the council to achieve its target of immunizing no fewer than 65,429 children against polio in the ongoing round of the immunization in the area.
He said that the council had received 72,000 doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) to cover the targeted number of children.
Yakubu explained that the children would be immunised against the disease during the five-day exercise which commenced on April 7, Saturday.
He said that the council’s Head of Health Education, Alhaji Sule Shehu, had earlier visited District Heads of Miga and Zareku communities to sensitise them on the need to participate in the immunisation.
The Information Officer added the council also sought the support and cooperation of other stakeholders in the council for the successful conduct of the exercise.