PVTA rallies support for immunisation

By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Sokoto — The Polio Victims Trust Association, PVTA, with membership drawn from various age groups and sexes, Thursrday, staged a rally in support of polio campaigns and immunisation in Nigeria.

Carrying placards with different inscriptions, the polio victims called for support for polio immunisation campaigns by all Nigerians.

National Chairman and founder of the association, Alhaji Aminu Tudun-Wada assured that polio vaccines were safe.

“We staged the rally to restate our commitment towards the eradication of polio. All of us here are victims of polio and have lost 85 per cent of our lives. We cannot be meaningfully productive again.”

On his part, the Sokoto State Chairman of PVTA, Alhaji Buhari Ahmadu, called on parents to ensure that their children were immunised.

He appealed to religious leaders to enlighten their followers in Mosques and Churches with a view to canvassing more support for polio immunisation campaigns.

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