AMAC Chairman, Vice, others get COVID-19 vaccine jab

The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr Abdullahi Candido, his Vice, Lawrence Onuchukwu and other council , received the Oxford-AstraZeneca jabs.

Speaking after the jab, Candido, urged residents to do the same.

He said the vaccination will continue at the palaces of the four graded chiefs in the area council.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the four palaces include; Karshi, Karu, Garki and Jiwa.

“I want to direct all my cabinet members, all of departments and all staff of the area council to key into this vaccination.

“We will not force you to take is for your good.

“I will also direct the director of administration to immediately write to our graded chiefs, district and village heads to ensure vaccination of their lesser chiefs in their localities across the twelve wards in the area council.

“I will ask the department of health with effect from tomorrow, centres in these four palaces and conduct this vaccination so our people can get this vaccine,” he said.

The chairman also advised residents to be careful of unconfirmed information regarding the vaccine on social media .

Dr Module Adeyinka, Director, Primary Healthcare, AMAC, added that the vaccine is an additional safety and should not replace the of mask, social and of hand sanitizers.

“The vaccine is an easier way of attaining what we call population immunity and safer than getting infected with the virus and fighting for survival in an intensive unit,” she said.

In another development, the chairman, performed  the foundation laying ceremony for the construction of additional office complex and marriage registry at the council Secretariat in Area 10.

He added that the project which would be completed within three months would open up its internally generated revenue and help his administration deliver the dividends of democracy to its residents. (NAN)