The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) wednesday said it had delivered 850,000 doses of meningitis vaccines to the Sokoto State government in a bid to tackle the outbreak of the disease in the state.
It also stated that at least 130 people lost their lives as a result of the outbreak of the scourge in the state.
The Chief, UNICEF Sokoto Zonal Office, Mr. Mohammad Mohiuddin, disclosed this yesterday, at a sensitisation meeting with Muslim and Christian religious leaders, traditional leaders and education stakeholders in Sokoto.
He said the last batch of the vaccines were brought from Geneva, Switzerland yesterday and donated to the state.
According to him, in addition to that, UNICEF had provided N17 million in cash for logistics and social mobilisation activities.
He emphasised that the move was in response to the recent outbreak of meningitis that led to loss of lives of people in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States.