Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State and his deputy, Kayode Alabi, on Friday took jabs of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines.
Chairman of the State Medical Advisory Committee, Dr Femi Oladiji, administered the vaccine to the Governor shortly after flagging off the vaccination train in Ilorin.
Frontline well being staff had been the primary to obtain their jabs in compliance with the directive of the Federal authorities, in response to an announcement by the spokesman of the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye in Ilorin on Friday.
Governor Abdulrazaq disclosed that the state authorities obtained its consignment of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines early this week, comprising 55,790 doses and gadgets as the primary batch of the vaccines to be delivered.
“At present’s flag off of the vaccination in Kwara state, clearly represents an vital section in our administration of the Covid-19 pandemic,” he mentioned.
Governor Abdulrazaq, urged members of the general public to take the vaccine.
Based on him, “The vaccine comes properly beneficial by varied medical regulatory our bodies in Nigeria and past.
“The choice for leaders to take the primary jabs is to construct public confidence within the vaccine and erase no matter doubts members of the general public might have about it.
“Covid-19 is actual. We’re glad to be getting over it with the event of this vaccine,” he added.
Abdulrazaq recommended President Muhammadu Buhari’s management and all the staff that performed lively roles within the battle towards the pandemic within the nation and the Kwara State medical staff for his or her priceless job of maintaining the individuals secure whereas the pandemic raged.
High authorities officers together with the Speaker, Kwara State Home of Meeting, Engr Yakubu Danladi, Chairman, Home Committee on Well being, Abdulrazaq Owolabi, and Emir of Shonga, Dr Haliru Yahaya, amongst others, witnessed the flag off.