Kano is conducting a polio awareness campaign.
Victims of the polio virus in Kano on Thursday called on parents and care-givers to make their wards available for immunisation to save them from polio-inflicted permanent disabilities.
The Chairman, Kano Polio Victims Association, Aminu Inuwa, made the call in Kano at a polio immunisation rally organised by the association.
Wild Polio Virus is preventable through the administration of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) on children under the age of five years.
Mr. Inuwa said the rally was organised to draw parents and care-givers attention to the effects of polio on children that were not immunised.
“We want people to see that the effect of the virus lasts a life time that is why our association organised the rally.
“We organised it so that parents can see how we have limitations because we are victims of polio,” he said.
He said they were victims by “destiny and not by choice” saying their condition would have been averted if they were immunised against polio.
Also speaking, the Kano State Commissioner for Health, Abubakar Labaran, said it was the right of every child to be immunised.
Mr. Labaran, therefore, urged parents to always make their wards available for immunisation not only against polio but also other child-killer diseases.
The polio victims had marched through the streets of Kano on their tricycles as part of the sensitisation campaign.
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