We’ll continue to save lives of our children- Akeredolu
By Adekola Afolabi
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has disclosed that his administration is totally committed to saving the lives of children in the state because they form an important aspect of the society.
Akeredolu who disclosed this at the flag-off of the 2019 National Immunization Plus Days emphasised that, “immunizing a child is like protecting the future of the country, which the children represents.”
The Governor promised to always support the immunization programme, urging the state Primary Health Care Development Agency to extend the road show to the markets for people to understand the importance of the exercise.
Akeredolu said, “This is as important as ever because immunizing these children is like saving the life of the child. This is important than any other person, because you don’t know what the children will turn out to be. That’s why it is very important to us.”
He appreciated the state’s Primary Health Care Development Agency for its good works, which he said has ranked it well in the comity of states in the country.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of the Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Francis Akanbiemu, informed the governor that the Agency in the state recorded over 300 in terms of performance in the last quality assurance survey that was conducted.
He thanked the governor for the huge support given to the Agency, which he said, has made the immunization and other health programmes at the primary health care level to be very effective.
The Immunisation Day was marked with a road show within the state capital.