Kwara Gov inaugurates task force on immunisation
Written by Abdulmumin Uthman on October 4, 2019
The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq today inaugurated the State Task Force on immunisation and primary healthcare with the challenge to fulfill the expectations of the populace in ensuring quality primary health care delivery in the state.
At the brief ceremony held at Council Chamber of the Government House, Ilorin, Governor AbdulRazaq said the exercise forms a part of his administration’s efforts to stamp out polio and strengthen access to primary healthcare.
According to him, the presence of an active State Task Force on Immunisation is a prerequisite for quality polio campaigns and routine immunisation services.
Governor AbdulRazaq urged members of the Task Force to work closely with the Deputy Governor to deliver quality primary healthcare to the people of Kwara.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Task Force and Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi commended the Governor for his leadership which has raised the quality and depth of healthcare services available to Kwarans.
Mr Alabi promised that the Task Force would work towards improving the healthcare services so that Kwara can regain its leadership position in the scheme of things.
In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Doctor Rhoda Ajiboye, said the inauguration was in line with the Abuja Commitment by all the state governments to support polio eradication and routine immunisation in the country.
Our Government House Correspondent, Abdulrosheed Okiki reports that membership of the Task Force include the Deputy Governor as its Chairman; Chairman House Committee on Health; Representative of the Wife of the Governor; Representatives of the Ministries of Health; Finance; Information, Environment; Executive Secretary of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency; and representatives police, army, artisans, civil society organisations and religious bodies, among others.
WRITTEN BY : ABDULROSHEED OKIKI @OKIKITWEETS