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Edo urges vaccination to reduce casualties, records three fresh deaths

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
30 September 2021   |   4:07 am
Edo State Government has restated the need for more residents to get inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccines to reduce deaths and contain spread of the third wave of the pandemic.

(Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Partners investors on development of Emotan Gardens phase II
Edo State Government has restated the need for more residents to get inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccines to reduce deaths and contain spread of the third wave of the pandemic.

Head of the state COVID-19 Case Management, Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie, gave the charge, yesterday, at the daily briefing on COVID-19 at Government House, Benin City.

Noting that the state recorded three more deaths of unvaccinated persons, Osagie urged residents to complement government’s efforts in ensuring the health and safety of citizens by getting vaccinated.

He said: “In the last 24 hours, Edo State collected 394 samples, recorded 14 new cases, 16 recoveries and 639 active cases being managed at various treatment and isolation centers in the state.”

MEANWHILE, the Edo Development and Property Agency (EDPA) has signed an agreement with six construction firms to commence development of phase II of Emotan Gardens.

Executive Chairman of EDPA, Isoken Omo, who supervised the signing of the agreement, said the Emotan Gardens sits on a 70-hectare of land in three communities.

He listed the new developers to include the Nigerian Air Force Housing and Construction Company Limited; Options for Good and Affordable Homes Foundation Limited; Alpha Mead Development Company Limited; WTF Construction Nigeria Limited; Parakuo Nigeria Limited and Helpline Homes Limited.

She said: “Upon completion, the estate would have no fewer than 1,440 housing units. We will have all the compliments and support facilities to ensure that it functions as a cohesive community.

“At the front, we will have the commercial shopping area, a school, religious centres, police station and everything the residents will need to thrive.”

One of the developers and representative of WTF Construction Limited, Nosa Omere, said: “As we speak, we already have off-takers. We have started marketing online from the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. People have been waiting for the agreement to be able to come in.”