WHO, UNICEF rate Osun high on polio eradication, as IPMAN calls off strike


The State of Osun Task-Force Committee on Immunisation has disclosed that the State of Osun health care performance indices on Polio Eradication has been rated higher above many other states in Nigeria by the World Health Organisation(WHO) and United Nations For Children Educational Fund(UNICEF).

According to the Committee, the available result has shown that the State of Osun came second on Smart Survey by scoring 97% .

Osun Immunization Task-Force Committee led by the Executive Secretary, Osun Primary Health Care Board, Dr Oluwole Fabiyi, made this disclosure in Osogbo while briefing the Secretary to the State Government of Osun, Prince Oluwole Oyebamiji, about the successes and challenges encountered by the Committee.

The Task-Force Committee on Immunisation further said that Osun has become a pace setter in qualitative health care service delivery and in the the fight against any preventable diseases.

The committee, therefore, disclosed that arrangement for another round of routine immunization for children in all the nooks and cranny of Osun has been concluded to kick off on Saturday, 15thFerbruary,2020.

He noted that the four-day planned routine immunisation would be an Oral Polio Vaccination (OPV) for the children between the ages of zero to five and the vaccination is to guide against Poliomyelitis.

The Committee also applauded Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for the new approved salary structure for health workers in the state and other various supports given to the Osun Primary Health Care Board in carrying out its mandate which is now yielding positive results.

They, however, pledged to be more dedicated and committed to the assignment in making Osun a Polio free state and appealed for more government supports,especially in their area of challenges which include funding.

In his response,the Secretary to the State Government of Osun, Prince Oluwole Oyebamiji, hinted that Oyetola will leave no stone unturned in the health sector,noting that the health and security of the people of the state is so paramount in the mind of Governor Oyetola.

Oyebamiji reiterated the efforts of the present administration in ensuring that 332 Primary Health Centres were rehabilitated across all wards in the State in order to improve the health status of the people .

He, however, assured the Osun Task-Force on Immunization on the State Government readiness to give them the needed support to fulfill their mandate and desired success .

Highlight of the meeting was the presentation of the Polio coverage data as its affects each of the local government in the state.
Meanwhile, the Osun State chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has called off the ongoing strike its members embarked on Friday, following the intervention of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

Oyetola held a meeting with IPMAN officials led by the association’s Zonal Chairman, Alhaji Dele Tajudeen, at Iragbiji, on Sunday.

The Governor assured the association that he would constitute a taskforce to look into the alleged extortion of its members by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the State and address the issue in the interest of the public.

Oyetola also urged members of the public to remain calm and desist from panic buying.

Briefing journalists shortly after their meeting with the governor, the Zonal Chairman, Alhaji Dele Tajudeen, commended Oyetola for his excellent decision and prayed God to give him more wisdom to pilot the affairs of the State of Osun.

Tajudeen, who announced that the industrial action has been called off, assured that all the filling stations would resume operations immediately.


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