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Ogun govt ready to commence COVID-19 vaccination

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By Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, on Thursday, declared that the state was ready to receive COVID-19 vaccines to begin vaccination of the scourge against its citizens.

Abiodun, who made this known at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said that the entire whole chain required for the vaccination has been identified. He said that his administration had gone a step further by ensuring that all of its refrigerators were in good condition to store the vaccines.

The governor said that that state had received guidelines from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency on those to be prioritised, which he said would be his frontline workers.

He said: “We actually have more refrigerators than the number of wards that we have, so, we have those that are there right now and we have the backup as well, so, we are actually prepared.”

“We have a set of guidelines from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency on those we are going to prioritise, which will be our frontline health care workers, people that have the responsibility of reaching out to our people.”

Abiodun disclosed that his administration was on the verge of beginning another round of Primary Health Care Centres (PHC) rehabilitation, as it hoped to have completed close to 300 Health Care Centres by the end of the present tenure.

He also disclosed that the Amotekun security outfit would soon be launched in the Yewa axis of the state, noting that his administration decided to launch the security outfit first in Yewaland because of the peculiar problems in the area.

The governor, while explaining that he was glad with the recruitment process for the security outfit in Yewaland, which according to him was almost done, said that the recruitment process took into consideration people from the immediate terrain.

“Our Amotekun will soon be launched and because of the peculiar problem that we find ourselves in Yewa, we are launching the Yewa Amotekun first, we want it to be clear that we are tackling this problem frontally.”

“The recruitment for Amotekun in Yewaland is almost done. I know that the recruitment process took into consideration people who are from that immediate corridor, who know the terrain very well, that is the principle of Amotekun.”

“We are not going to include someone to work in Amotekun in Oja Odan, who is from Ado-Odo-Ota: all those that will work in the corridor are those who know the area very well,” he stressed.

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