From DAUDA R PAM-MAIDUGURI
The Deputy Governor of Borno,Hon. Umar Kadafur, alongside other top government officials, Friday, took the Oxford Astra Zeneca,COVID-19 Vaccine with an appeal citizens to avail themselves for the exercise.
The Borno State Deputy Governor,who is also the chairman Taskforce on COVID-19, in an interface with the media shortly after being administered with the vaccines in his office,further hinted that BORNO state had been assigned a total of 75,510 doses of the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccines.
“I call on all citizens to avail themselves for the vaccination , prevention is better than cure”.
“And that even after receiving the vaccines they should still observed social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols as researchers are still working on the vaccine,with the hope of getting to the promised land”, he enthused.
According to him,”taking vaccine is not a new thing, though COVID-19 had a lot of controversies on its potency.
Nigeria has been devastated by the COVID-19 since we witnessed the first case exactly one year in March last year. You can see I just took the vaccine and for now, I am not feeling anything, people should come and take it”.
” Yesterday we launched the vaccination with the front line health workers, today, for the VIP and top government officials, we are going to rollout to the local government areas and subsequently to the ward levels. The most important thing is as a chairman of COVID-19 Taskforce committee, I have taken my own”, Kadafur stated.
Also, the Chief of Staff to the Borno State Governor, Hon. Isa Husseini Marte, said the more people take the vaccination, the more protected the society. So, I am highly recommending that people should get immunized”.