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Monarchs urge Delta people to embrace COVID-19 vaccines

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Obi of Owa and Chairman, Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor (third left); Ovie of Aghon Kingdom, Ogurime-Rime Ukori I; Orodje of Okpe, Mujakperuo Orhue I and others after their meeting in Asaba… yesterday

Traditional rulers in Delta State have appealed to citizens to take COVID-19 vaccines to prevent them from contracting the virus.

Chairman of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, who made the appeal in a communiqué after their meeting in Asaba, said the benefits of using the COVID-19 vaccines outweighed its risks, adding that vaccines were not harmful and encouraged all Delta people to avail themselves of the vaccines as a preventive measure.

Flanked by the Orodje of Okpe, HRM Mujakperuo Orhue I and Pere Kalanama VIII, he disclosed their decision to partner with the Delta State Ministry of Health to sensitise the people at the grassroots level on the need to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Delta Traditional Rulers appreciated the efforts of Government at tackling the Coronavirus pandemic and urged those qualified to be vaccinated not to delay in taking the vaccine after the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ononye Mordi, briefed them on the importance of doing so.

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They commended the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DESIEC) for the successful conduct of the March 6, 2021 council election, saying the exercise was well conducted even as they acknowledged the peaceful conduct of politicians during the poll.

While urging the winners to keep their electoral promises of improved welfare for the people, they urged continued peace and harmony among the people.

They reiterated their resolve to continually support the peace building efforts of government for speedy attainment of the Stronger Delta program of the Okowa administration.

The monarchs also expressed gratitude to the Okowa administration for building a Secretariat for Traditional Rulers in the state.

Speaking after inspecting the edifice in Asaba, Efeizomor II, Orhue I and Kalanama VIII described the Secretariat as masterpiece.

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