Governors of the 36 States of the Federation on the platform of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have resolved to take the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, publicly next week Tuesday, March 9.
This was one of the decisions taken at their emergency meeting to discuss the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines in the country.
In the meeting were the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, Director-General , Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu and Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib as well as medical experts who play advisory roles for the NGF on the pandemic.
The chairman of NGF and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, who read out the communiqué, said the governors assured on the security of vaccines but insisted on ensuring the efficacy of the vaccines, pledging advocacy so that all of their peoples would be covered.
State governors commit to work with the FG to ensure the required cold Chain set up, trained personnel and security of the vaccine roll out are in place.
The Governors encouraged citizens to use the e-registeration portal on the NPHCDA website – nphc