Members of the Sokoto state chapter of Journalists Against Poliomyelitis and for Immunization (JAP), will on Tuesday receive training on reporting polio and immunization-related diseases from the United Nations Children’s fund (UNICEF).
Aimed at contributing to eradicate polio, the training is expected to boost awareness campaign through effective and efficient reportage by Journalists on poliomyelitis.
Briefing Sokoto state officials of JAP during a preparatory meeting held on Saturday, UNICEF’s Communication Specialist, Boubacar Souley emphasized the need for Journalists to be equipped in reporting immunization-related diseases, especially polio in order to create awareness thereby reduce non-compliance among the people of the state.
“It is very vital to get Journalists trained on IPDs and RI. JAP is a strategic partner in creating awareness in these communities where non compliance is an issue,” he said.
Souley added that UNICEF was set to create enduring partnership with JAP in contribute her quota in eliminating polio in the state.
He called on well-meaning Nigerians, particularly the good people of Sokoto state to cooperate with UNICEF, JAP and other agencies that are involved in ensuring that the state becomes polio-free.
At the end of the training scheduled to hold at Dankani Guest Palace, JAP and other stakeholders would work together for the success of the September round of Immunization Plus Days (IPDs) and Routine Immunization (RI).