No fewer than 60 babies were on Wednesday immunised by the Rotary Club of Omole Golden, as part of their Push the Polio Scourge away from Nigeria which took place at the Ogba Sunday market.
Led by the President Mr Idowu Afelogun and the Chairperson of the Roll Back Polio Dr Mrs Omowumi Bakare, members of the club, stormed the market as part of activities aimed at ensuring that the scourge is finally booted out of Nigeria.
The market campaign is part of the weeklong activity lined up by the Rotary Club District 9110 and is holding simultaneously in all the clubs within the district.
Speaking earlier Afelogun said the club had come to the market to sensitise the traders on the scourge and to administer the droplets which would immunise the babies from the deadly disease.
Dr Bakare while speaking with the traders said the club is taking the immunisation to all markets in its commitment to ensure that Polio is finally defeated and totally eradicated in Nigeria.
“This is a disease that can be driven away by immunisation. That is why we want every nursing mother to bring their babies from aged zero to five, for immunisation and prevent their babies from being exposed to this deadly disease which even if it doesn’t kill would permanently deform them,” Mrs Bakare said.
The campaign also took the club to Oluwole Estate, where no fewer than 20 babies were immunised.