OYO State Government has said that about 128,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines received from the federal government were currently subjected to sterility test before administering to residents.
The Commissioner for Health, Bashir Bello said this while speaking with journalists after the weekly executive council meeting on Wednesday.
Dr. Bello said the step was adopted in view of global concerns on the vaccines, noting that arrangements were being made to ensure adequate precautions on the vaccination procedure.
Also, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye disclosed that the state government has approved the upgrade of the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education Oyo, to a University of Education to contribute in producing competent teachers with required skills.
He explained that Emmanuel Alayande College of Education has operated some affiliate degree programs with other Nigerian universities over the years and has shown the capacity to be transformed into Emmanuel Alayande University to provide mainly degree programs in education.
Mr Olaleye maintained that the purpose of the upgrading is essentially to provide improved standard of education in the state such that graduates from the institution will be able to deploy their expertise into further developing standard of education in Oyo State.
Mr. Olaleye disclosed that the institution has all the requisite human and material resources to fully transform into a full-fledged University.
The Commissioner for Public Works, and Transport, Prof Daud Sangodoyin explained that the executive council also approved the construction of 65 metres Flyover Bridge from Akobo-Ojurin to Odogbo axis with an estimated sum of 1.058 billion naira.
According to the commissioner, the project would be funded through the alternative project funding approach and completed within six months.