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COVID-19: 70% fully vaccinated Nigerians,
only in four states – FG




FEDERAL Government disclosed that four states of the federation have not only reached the 70 percent target of fully vaccinated eligible population for COVID-19 but also have the highest number of fully vaccinated persons.

  The states are Nasarawa, Jigawa, Kano and Kaduna states.

  Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this in a keynote address he delivered at the Quarterly Review Meeting of the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Health Care Delivery in Abuja, over the weekend.

  While thanking the states for achieving the grey, Ehanire appealed to other states in the country to emulate the four states to enable the country to build immunity against COVID-19 and reach the desired national coverage.

  “Looking back at our health indices in the Northern part of the country before this partnership, I must say that we have made remarkable progress, especially in Polio eradication and routine immunisation. We will remain eternally grateful to your Eminence and all traditional Leaders for this steady progress. However, we are still not at optimal performance yet. We still have a lot of work to do to achieve our collective goal of bequeathing a Primary Health care system that is responsive to the needs of the people. We need to further strengthen our community engagement through your royal highnesses to ensure that our people, especially the most vulnerable are protected by being fully vaccinated against Polio and COVID-19 and other childhood diseases. As you are aware, the Federal Government of Nigeria has been doing all within its power to provide adequate quantity of COVID-19 Vaccines for the country,” he said.

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On his part, Executive Director of, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib commended the traditional leaders for their efforts to eradicate of wild poliovirus.

  “Our modest achievements to date such as the eradication of the Wild Poliovirus (WPV) and the steady progress we are making in routine immunization and COVID-19 Vaccination would not have been possible without your leadership, commitment and sacrifices. There is no gainsaying the fact that your voices amplified the aspirations and interests of the people at the grassroots level. For over a decade, you lave been on this journey with us. Let me assure Your Eminence and Royal Highnesses, that we will never take your support and commitment for granted,” he said.

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