Abiodun Gives 60 Days Ultimatum To Ogun Residents To Obtain COVID - 19 Vaccines - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Monday, November 1, 2021

Abiodun Gives 60 Days Ultimatum To Ogun Residents To Obtain COVID - 19 Vaccines

ABEOKUTA - Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has given 60 days ultimatum to unvaccinated residents of the state to obtain covid-19 vaccines.


Governor Abiodun disclosed this on Monday during the flag-off of COVID -19 mass vaccination campaign in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital.

The governor explained that the 60-day window would allow unvaccinated residents to take their jabs, as part of moves to flatten the curve of the virus.

He revealed that the state targets vaccination of additional 2million residents in the newly flagged off mass vaccination exercise.

He said, "We are going to give a window to allow for this vaccination exercise and that window starts from today till the next 60 days. Anybody after sixty days that is not vaccinated will not be allowed in our offices, schools. Such person will not be allowed to do business with us. We will chase this person in our markets, you will be required to carry your vaccine cards with you at all time. 

"This is my vaccination card (waving it to the audience) for all those who want to see. If you don't have a card like this, you will not come to our secretariat, we will not do business with you, we will not allow 'Okada' to carry you, we will not taxi to carry you, you will not be allowed in our Market. We will enforce this card, to be forewarned is to be forearmed."

Abiodun disclosed that the state had increased vaccine centres from 131 to 509 to allow eligible residents have access to the vaccination.

Earlier, the General Manager of Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund, Dr. Fejiro Chinye-Nwoko said the foundation is supporting six states with not less than N305 million to ensure many residents are vaccinated. 

Chinye-Nwoko said the NSSF in collaboration with National Primary Health Care Development Agency will support the vaccination of one million Nigerians across the six states. 

She listed Ogun, Adamawa, Edo, Enugu, Nassarawa and Kastina as the benefiting states. 

She however expressed readiness to support the federal government in ensuring that many Nigerians get vaccinated. 

In his remarks, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib disclosed that the Federal government is targeting the vaccination of 50 percent eligible population of Nigerians by the end of January 2022.

Shuaib revealed that as at September 2021, a total of 5,684,939 Nigerians had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3,730,937 had been vaccinated with both first and second doses.

He said the figures represented 5 percent and 2.8 percent of the targeted population of 200million Nigerians.

The NPHCDA Director disclosed that the Federal Government had set up a task force working in conjunction with security agencies to curb corruption and fraud in the vaccination exercise.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, said the state recorded 5,370 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 80 causalities.

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