Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State and his Deputy, Dr Mannaseh Jatau have been on Wednesday, vaccinated in opposition to the dreaded coronavirus illness.
Talking shortly after receiving the jab, the governor counseled the Federal Authorities for making certain that Nigeria was not neglected of the worldwide vaccine programme.
The governor who stated that safety solely comes from God, admonished Nigerians to take precautions, including that prevention is best than remedy.
Yahaya promised to make sure the success of the vaccination marketing campaign within the state via cautious mapping and focusing on of eligible individuals in the course of the first section.
He stated he took the vaccine publicly to show confidence in addition to its security and efficacy.
He appealed to conventional, non secular and political leaders to take the marketing campaign to their domains, followers and supporters throughout the 11 Native Authorities Areas of the state.
The governor stated: “safety comes from God however it’s essential to take precautions as a result of prevention is best than remedy’’.
“Vaccination proves to be efficient in decreasing morbidity and mortality,’’ he stated.
Additionally talking, Jatau, who’s the Chairman, Coordinating Committee on COVID-19 stated the vaccination was to guard the individuals in opposition to the virus.
Jatau stated from the outbreak of the illness to this point, the state has recorded 34, 246 instances with 44 deaths.
Dr Habu Dahiru, the Commissioner for Well being, stated the state acquired 71, 340 doses of the vaccine, including that the train could be in 4 phases beginning with frontline well being employees.
Dahiru stated the ministry had put in place an sufficient mechanism to oversee and monitor the train.