Yashi village of Yantumaki town in Danmusa local government has turned down polio immunisation over lack of access road to the village, Daily Trustgathered.
The villagers, mostly women and youths barricaded the main entrance of the village over government refusal to construct a 14 km road to the village. They alleged that it takes them whole day to move into their community.
It took the intervention of the District Head, Head of Administration of the LGA and members of Save the Children Ward Development Committees of Danmusa to persuade the villagers to accept the vaccines the following day.
A member of Danmusa WDC, Mohammed Danjuma who was Speaking at a review meeting of Health Reporters, WDC’s held at Save the Children office in Katsina said these are some of challenges been faced by WDC’s at the grassroots.
He said it takes great courage to pacify the protesters by the leadership to calm the situation and made them realised the need to accept the vaccines and with a promised to forward it to the state government.