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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state/The Guardian Nigeria

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has directed all local government chairmen to immediately flag off the comprehensive immunization for children across the state, Concise News reports.

Governor Ortom gave this directive on Friday while flagging off the ‘immunization plus day’ in Okpowu local government, following the release of a N100 million naira counterpart funding to the basic healthcare provision programme.

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Children under the age of one, along with their parents defied the heavy downpour on Friday to show up for the last immunization plus day for 2019.

The team led by the primary health care development agency and the senator representing Benue South, Senator Abba Moro, commends the government’s efforts at ensuring basic health coverage in the state.

After immunising the children in a symbolic ceremony, the governor mandated all council chairman to ensure comprehensive coverage to avoid an outbreak of child killer disease.

The governor visits Aukpe, a Catholic pilgrim’s site to inspect the ongoing school and water projects which contract was awarded by his administration with a pledge to rehabilitate all dilapidated structures.

Ortom to honour Late rape victim Ochanya Ogbanje

In related news, the state’s number one citizen also visited the family house of Late Miss Ochanya Ogbanje at Ogene Amejo who died in 2018 due to rape complications, with a promise to rehabilitate the public school and immortalize her by renaming the school after Ochanya.