COVID-19:Osun traditional ruler urges residents to embrace vaccine

Oba Adedokun Abolarin, the Oragun of Oke-Ila in Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun, appealed residents of the state take the ongoing vaccination seriously.

Oba Abolarin made the appeal at a sensitisation programme organised by the Ministry of Information and Civic Engagement on Friday at his palace in Oke-Ila.

The traditional ruler reminded the residents of the terrible nature of the virus, urging them cooperate with the government end the disease through vaccination.

“People should take absolute responsibility in averting geometric spread of the virus, the ongoing vaccination should embraced by all and sundry.

“COVID-19 is real and that is why we must take responsibility by embracing the vaccine.

“I continue encourage people responsible in the quest of minimising the spread of the virus, because of my experience as a of the disease.’’

Recounting his experience as a of COVID-19, the royal father commended Gov. Gboyega Oyetola for providing quality health care delivery, even before the advent of the disease in Osun.

He described the provision of improved health care facilities, isolation centres, necessary equipment and intense advocacy as being responsible for effective management of the pandemic in Osun.