Niger LGA to strengthen health department for HPV vaccination exercise success

The Council Chairman of Chanchaga local government area in Niger state, Hon. Aminu Yakubu Ladan, has said the council will strengthen the healthcare department of the local government for smooth take-off and success of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination exercise in the local government.

The council chairman made this disclosure as the host local government Chairman of the official launching of the HPV vaccine in Niger state, held at the Old Airport Clinic, Minna on Monday.

He said the council was in support of any programme by the state government which will better the lives and well-being of the people of the local government,.

Ladan added that the council will provide every support needed by the healthcare department of the local government for the success of the HPV vaccine immunization in the local government area.

“I want to assure you that Chanchaga local government council under my leadership is fully ready to champion the campaign for the HPV vaccine in the nooks and crannies of the local government,” he assured.

He also disclosed that the healthcare workers in the local government were already briefed and trained on how to sensitize the people and to administer the vaccine.

He also disclosed that Chanchaga local government being the capital of the state has comparative advantage when it comes to the issue of vaccines resistance as there was little or no case of resistance in the local government in previous vaccination exercises, because about 90 percent of the people living in the local government are elites who knows the importance of vaccines

While assuring that no eligible female child would be left out in the HPV vaccination exercise in the local government, the Council Chairman also appreciated the state government through the state Ministry of primary healthcare for launching the HPV vaccine in the state.

Niger state government had launched the HPV vaccine in the state and had also included it in its vaccines immunization programmes, targeting about 500,000 young girls between the age of 9-14 years for the HPV vaccine immunization exercise.