The Zamfara State Governor, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle has received the Oxford-Astra Zeneca vaccine.
The state Commissioner of Health, Hon. Yahaya Mohammed Kanoma administered the injection on the Governor after which some other top government functionaries participated in the exercise.
According to the commissioner, the state received a total of 55,920 Astra Zeneca injections from the federal government last week.
However, the Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Magarya, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Bashir Maru were the first to receive the vaccination at the Government House after the Governor.
While addressing the press after receiving the vaccine, the Governor said the federal government did not make the vaccination compulsory but appealed to the citizens to participate in the exercise, assuring that his administration would give total support to ensure the success of the exercise in the state.
He explained that with the flagging off of the exercise, everyone who wishes to take the vaccination in the state is free to take the vaccination in the state.
The Governor urged the people of the state to always avoid anything that would bring public disturbances in the state.