South-West NMA backs FG’s vaccination mandate for federal workers

The -West Caucus the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has expressed support for the Federal Government’s  COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which required all workers in the Federal to be inoculated.

Its Secretary, Bolaji Salako, told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) that currently available COVID-19 vaccines were safe, effective and would ensure the protection and wellbeing all those inoculated.

Salako said that herd could be reached when enough people have been vaccinated against the virus.

He said that vaccination made it possible for people to protect not only themselves but also their loved ones.

Salako also expressed worry over the disregard for COVID-19 safety measures in public places.

“Preventive measures which include hands and use face masks have been abandoned by many people and this can contribute to the spread the Omicron variant, ” he said.

Meanwhile, the association just concluded its third edition the zonal games which held between Nov. 25 and Nov. 28 in Ekiti.

“The Zonal Games is a biennial sporting event and this year competition attracted more than 150 participants from the five member-state branches the NMA in the -West Zone, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and  Ekiti States.

“The  games witnessed different track and field events,  including indoor games different types,” he said.

The association commended University, Ado Ekiti, for its support towards the success the games. (NAN)