The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello has flagged off the COVID-19 vaccination in the state after taking delivery of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mary Noel-Berje, Bello was administered a jab by his physician, Dr Shehu Ahmed, at the Government House, Minna the state capital.
Noel-Berje who issued a statement on Wednesday also revealed that members of the state executive council were vaccinated during the flag-off.
According to the statement, “The Governor directed that any council member that refuses to get vaccinated should be barred from council meetings subsequently.”
The Governor said it is necessary to get vaccinated even though some concerns have been raised by some persons in the public, adding the state government was doing everything possible to fight the COVID19 pandemic.
“We all need it, once it is done, we will be able to convince Nigerlites that it is safe,” he said. He applauded the State Primary Healthcare for standing up to the occasion especially in the fight against the deadly virus.