Families of slain Kano polio workers get N30m

The Nigerian government has donated 30
million Naira to family members of the 10
health workers that were assassinated during a polio immunization exercise early this year,in Kano.

Each family received 3 million Naira.
Presenting cheques to the bereaved families
on behalf of the government, the governor of Kano state, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso said

“ the financial assistance given to them
was not compensation but consolation,
advising them to make the best use of
it.”

The governor eulogized the slain health workers, describing them as “ patriots who sacrificed their lives in trying to protect communities in the state from the
menace of Polio.” Kwankwaso assured that the wicked attack on the health workers will not stop the government from its anti-Polio campaign.

“I want all well-meaning citizens of Kano
to joins hands with government to rid
the state of polio and other vaccine
preventable diseases,” Kwankwaso said.

The governor enjoined the families to take
solace in the fact that their bread winners died in the service to humanity.
Kwankwaso explained that the donation was
to augment what the state government and
Aliko Dangote gave to them shortly after the incident.

On the recent discovery of polio cases in few local government areas of the state,
Kwankwaso attributed it to the laxity of some health officials and traditional rulers handling routine immunization, promising that his administration will do everything possible to reverse the trend.

The 10 polio workers mostly women were
attacked and killed by men suspected to be
members of the militant Boko Haram sect in
Feburuary 2013 at Hotoro quarters and some other parts of the Kano metropolis.

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