COVID-19: Get Vaccinated Or Be Barred From Offices, Markets – Abiodun Warns Ogun Residents

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Monday gave a 60-day ultimatum to unvaccinated residents of the state to obtain the COVID-19 vaccines or risk being barred from government offices, markets, schools, and public transport.

Abiodun made this known during the flag-off of the COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

According to the governor, the 60-day is to allow unvaccinated Ogun residents to take the jabs, saying this was part of the moves to flatten the curve of the disease.

He stated that the state was targeting the vaccination of additional two million residents in the new mass vaccination exercise.

“We are going to give a window to allow for this vaccination exercise and that window starts from today till the next 60 days. Anybody that is not vaccinated after 60 days will not be allowed into our offices, schools. Such people will not be allowed to do business with us. We will chase this person in our markets, you will be required to carry your vaccine cards with you at all times.

This is my vaccination card. If you don’t have a card like this, you will not come to our secretariat, we will not do business with you, we will not allow Okada to carry you, we will not allow taxis to carry you, you will not be allowed in our Market. We will enforce this card, to be forewarned is to be forearmed,” the governor emphasized.

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Abiodun disclosed that Ogun had increased vaccine centers from 131 to 509 to allow eligible residents access to the vaccination.

In his remarks, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib mentioned that the Federal Government was targeting the vaccination of 50 percent of eligible Nigerians by the end of January 2022.

Shuaib stated that as of September 2021, a total of 5,684,939 Nigerians had taken their first dose of the vaccine, adding that 3,730,937 had been vaccinated with the two doses within the period.

He said the figures represented 5 percent and 2.8 percent of the targeted population of 200 million Nigerians.

Speaking, the Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, explained that Ogun had recorded 5,370 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 80 casualties so far.

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