Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors Discussion board (NCGF) Abubakar Sani Bello says out of the 74,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccines obtained by the State, 35,170 have been utilized.
Bello, who acknowledged this in a digital city corridor assembly of the North Central states on COVID-19 vaccination held in Nassarawa State.
He stated the dozes of the vaccines utilized at the moment in Niger State stands at 47.5%.
He assured that the state won’t exceed the 50% utilization of the vaccines as directed by the Federal Authorities to permit for a second dose to those that have taken the primary dose.
In accordance with him, the state has been in a position to set up the most effective molecular laboratories within the nation and the state authorities is leveraging on the pandemic to reposition the well being system within the state notably in responding to future pandemics.
The NCGF Chairman revealed that although, there have been preliminary doubts in accepting the vaccine by the individuals, the state authorities launched into sensitization which instantly resolved the problems.
“Amongst those who have benefited within the first dose are strategic leaders; comprising all State Government Council Members, State Home of Meeting Members, Spiritual and Conventional leaders, frontline staff and their supporting employees, in addition to at-risk populations reminiscent of males in uniform, safety personnel, petrol station attendants amongst others. Efforts are on to make sure that all eligible individuals are vaccinated,” the governor acknowledged.
“Additionally, because the first case of COVID-19 was recorded within the state, the state authorities took big strides in combating the pandemic by arising with a strategic working doc, establishing a activity power involving all related stakeholders and the passage of govt orders geared in direction of containing the pandemic.”
Bello, who participated alongside the state commissioner for Well being Dr Mohammed Makusidi counseled the organizers of the occasion and the efforts of the Federal Authorities and the Nationwide Major Well being Care Improvement Company for coordinating the vaccination rollout.
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