Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda, yesterday expressed sadness over a fresh outbreak of polio virus in the state.
Yuguda, who spoke at the launch of the May 2012 polio immunization exercise, said that measures would be put in place to eradicate the disease in the state.
He said that one polio case was recently recorded after two years of sustained campaign.
“No single polio case was recorded in the last two or three years in the state due to government’s commitment and sustained campaign.
“We have the required manpower, equipment and logistics to eradicate polio and we should not allow diseases which we can control, to continue killing our children,” Yuguda said.
He attributed the prevalence of the new case to cross-border migration from neighbouring states.
Yuguda urged women to sustain government efforts at eradicating polio by sensitising their mates and sisters in rural communities on the importance of immunisation, especially in eradicating polio.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that following the fresh case, the state has embarked on a statewide immunisation exercise, targeting more than one million children.