He made the announcement at the official flag off ceremony of the first round of National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDS) in State Specialist Hospital Akure where top government functionaries, community leaders, health workers, representatives of partner agencies and nursing mothers converged for the ceremony.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju stated that efforts must be sustained towards maintaining the zero level of polio occurrence in the state.
He informed that up to 13 states in Nigeria still have polio.
Dr. Adeyanju also urged nursing mothers to ensure that their children are constantly being immunized in order to prevent them from catching the disease from infected immigrants.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko, represented by his deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi emphasised that all eligible children in the state must be immunized against polio and other childhood killer diseases.
He assured that Ondo State would continue to be polio free as government will continue providing the required technical and financial resources to all the Local Government Areas of the state.
The Deputy Governor on behalf of the governor flagged off the exercise by administering the immunization to some of the babies at the venue.
The polio vaccine is administered to babies at birth and at six, ten and fourteen weeks after birth to prevent them from being infected with the virus causing the disease.