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Ogun to begin vaccination of citizens, launch Amotekun in Yewaland

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun. Photo: twitter/

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said that the state is ready to receive COVID-19 vaccines and begin the vaccination process, adding that the entire whole chain required for the vaccination has been identified.

Abiodun, who made this known at the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, yesterday, said the administration had gone a step further by ensuring that the refrigerators were in good condition to store the vaccines.

He said that the administration had received guidelines from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) on those to be prioritised, adding that the administration was on the verge of beginning another round of Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) rehabilitation, as it hoped to have close to 300 healthcare centres by the end of the present tenure.

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The governor further disclosed that the Amotekun security outfit would soon be launched in the Yewa axis of the state, noting that the administration decided to launch the security outfit first in Yewaland because of the peculiar problems in the area.

Abiodun, who revealed that he was glad with the recruitment process for the security outfit in Yewaland, which he said, was almost done, noted that the recruitment process took into consideration people from the immediate terrain.

The governor thereafter charged the transition committee chairmen to take ownership of the various social intervention programmes in various local councils, saying that he expects them to provide names for the various programmes and also have a database of men, women, youths and vulnerable people in each local council.

Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape, while appreciating the governor for his support for the transition chairmen, said that the support had made the life of the people at the grassroots more meaningful.

In their separate remarks, the transition chairmen for Odogbolu Local Council, Femi Onakoya; Abeokuta North (Tunde Tella) and Ado-Odo-Ota (Wasiu Lawal), who spoke on the transformation their senatorial districts had witnessed since the governor came on board, appreciated the governor for the opportunity given to them to serve the people.

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