COVID-19: Kebbi Gov’t. reaffirms safety, efficacy of vaccine 



The Kebbi State Government has reaffirmed the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine as certified by the Federal Government.


The Commissioner for and Chairman on COVID-19, Alhaji Ja’afar Muhammad stated this when he led members of the to pay homage on the of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Iliyasu-Bashar in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the is the Chaiirman of Kebbi State Council of Chiefs.


The Commissioner informed the that they at the palace to intimate him on the receipt of doses of COVID-19 by the state government for onward vaccination to the people.


He solicited the of rulers, Islamic clerics, elders and other interest groups to enable the vaccination exercise record the desired success.


NAN reports that the Chief Medical Director Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, Birnin Kebbi, the Executive Secretary, Kebbi Primary Healthcare Agency and representative of World Organation (WHO) harped on the need for people to make themselves available for the vaccination.


Reponding, Iliyasu-Bashar pledged the readiness of institutions to extend necessary total success of the exercise.


The Emir promised that the institutions across the state would put machinery in motion to sensitise their subjects on the need to be vaccinated. (NAN)