The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has obtained the COVID-19 vaccine alongside his Deputy, Ahmed Ketso and members of the state government council.
Bello mentioned it’s essential to take the COVID-19 vaccine to stop the surge of the virus.
The governor defined that they had been solely taking the vaccine on the immediate of the state Commissioner for Well being and the Government Director of the Niger State Major Healthcare Improvement Company.
“Earlier than receiving the vaccine, he acknowledged, “Though nobody is terrified of being vaccinated, everybody is anxious concerning the genuineness of the vaccine. We now have no selection however to obtain it should you insist and provided that you insist that we do the vaccination, we’ve got no selection however to take it. Not as a result of we wish to however since you are insisting. As a result of the Commissioner for Well being and the Government Director NSPHDA insist.”
“We are going to begin with the Commissioner of Well being, then the ED NSPHDA, then the Governor and the Deputy and all different Council members.”
The governor additional mentioned taking the vaccine would persuade folks of the state of the security of the vaccine, including that he doesn’t anticipate any downside from the inoculation because the vaccine has been licensed protected.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Well being, Dr Muhammad Makunsidi defined that the state obtained the primary batch of 74,110 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, which might be administered on one p.c of the estimated inhabitants of Niger State.
He additionally mentioned frontline well being employees have obtained the vaccine whereas assuring the Governor and his government council that the vaccine is protected to make use of because it has gone by lots of scientific trials.
The Commissioner, the difficulty of pretend information surrounding COVID-19 and its vaccines have been a problem however we’re assuring the folks that the vaccine is usually protected and efficacious. It has been verified protected.”