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Oyetola, Akeredolu, Fayemi, others receive COVID-19 vaccine jabs

By Gbenga Salau, Waliat Musa (Lagos) and Oluwaseun Akingboye (Akure)
11 March 2021   |   4:04 am
Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, yesterday, took the COVID-19 vaccine at the Government House, Osogbo.


• Ondo governor promises roll out in four phases
• Lagos may start administering tomorrow

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, yesterday, took the COVID-19 vaccine at the Government House, Osogbo.

The vaccine was administered on the governor by Chief Medical Director, Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof. Peter Olaitan.

The vaccine was also administered on the Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict Alabi; wife of the governor, Kafayat and some senior officials of the government.

Oyetola said the decision to be part of the first set of citizens to take the vaccine was to build confidence in the public, particularly citizens and residents of the state, that the vaccine is safe.

He also noted that the move was to demonstrate leadership after some of the frontline medical personnel had been vaccinated accordingly.

He, therefore, urged the residents to make themselves available and get vaccinated as the exercise aims at permanently eliminating the virus.

ALSO, Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has received the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, assuring the people of the state that the vaccines are safe for use.

He took the first jab with his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, at the Cocoa Conference Centre, Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure, alongside the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Kiladejo; Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi and others.

Akeredolu said that the vaccination exercise would be rolled out in four phases.

IN the same vein, Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, his deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi and some frontline health workers, yesterday, received the vaccine in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Wife of the governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye and a representative of the state Council of Traditional Rulers/Attah of Aiyede-Ekiti, Oba Abdulmumin Orisagbemi and some members of the public also received the vaccine.

The governor urged the citizens to disregard any unfounded theory about the efficacy and effects of the vaccines on them.

MEANWHILE, Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, revealed that the state might begin to administer the COVID-19 vaccines from tomorow.

Sanwo-Olu stated this when the Head of Mission and World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative for Nigeria, Dr. Walter Mulombo, paid him a courtesy visit at Lagos House, Ikeja.

The governor also said he was committed to building an enduring relationship with the WHO to provide quality healthcare service to Lagos citizens.