2nd Quarter NTLC Review Meeting
- State House, Kaduna State
The First Quarter Northern Traditional Leaders Committee Review Meeting on the Community Based Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (CBMPDSR) project supported by United Nation Population Fund was held under the chairmanship of His Highness Alhaji Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi CON Shehu of Bama on Monday April 1, 2019 at Arewa House Kaduna. Focal Persons of the various NTLC States were also in attendance to observe the proceedings. This was meant to enhance proper coordination in the implementation of project.
The Arrival Of His Highness The Sultan Of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad
Welcoming Remark By Kaduna State NTLC Representative HH Chief Bonet Ufuwai
REMARKS BY DR. FAISAL SHUAIB, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NPHCDA)
I am once again greatly honored to address this very important meeting of our very respected royal fathers, custodians of our rich culture and tradition. Your Eminence and Your Highnesses, I must confess that I always look forward to NTLC meetings as it gives me confidence that in our programmes, we are aligned with the people. This year has been a mixed bag for the Nigeria polio eradication programme – This is the tenth year of this unique and unprecedented partnership between the health sector and our traditional institution. A feat worthy of celebrating. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, including our frequent outbreak response campaigns and the tight schedule of His Eminence and His Excellency, President Muhammad Buhari, we have not formally marked this landmark. I hope, God willing, as we go into 2020, we’ll be able to celebrate this partnership when we achieve certification as a wild polio virus free country. Also, on 21st August, the country achieved the milestone of three years without any case of the wild polio virus reported anywhere in the country. For this we are most grateful to your Highnesses for your commitment and support in advocacy, awareness creation, community mobilization and role modelling among others.