COVID-19: Ogun tops list of mass vaccination

COVID-19: Ogun tops list of mass vaccination

Ogun has been rated the top-performing state in the ongoing mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19.

The Chief Press Secretary, Mr Kunle Somorin, to the governor made this known in a statement on Monday, November 29, in Abeokuta quoting the COVID-19 report by the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA).

Somorin quoted the report as saying other states coming after Ogun; in the performance rating are Zamfara, Oyo, Osun, and Ekiti.

“It, however, indicated the names of the top five governors as a way of attributing the feat to the efforts they put in place, with Gov Dapo Abiodun ahead of others,’’ he said.

He said the COVID-19 chart showed that Ogun had vaccinated 3.30 per cent; while other states trailed behind.

According to Somorin, the agency’s rating is proof of the creative approach; which Abiodun’s administration has brought to the table in ensuring the wellbeing of all Ogun residents.

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He said that the health sector had in the last two years been on the front burner of the scheme of things; adding that government would remain committed to making its health sector attractive to all.

He urged residents still unvaccinated to go out en-masse to take advantage of the ongoing mass vaccination campaign without delay; assuring the government’s effort to ensure a seamless exercise.

The ongoing nationwide mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign is targeted toward vaccinating 50 per cent of the population; to further help in the drive to curtail the pandemic in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that it is set for the second trial of 5G in Nigeria.

This was contained in its ‘Draft Consultation Document for Deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Technology in Nigeria’, issued on Monday, November 29; which disclosed that six locations across the nation were selected for this trial.

According to the NCC, the trial which is scheduled to hold on Thursday is necessary; in order to validate the national policy on 5G for the digital economy.

The commission added that the supervised trial would be conducted by Airtel Networks Limited and its Original Equipment Manufacturer on Thursday.

MTN Nigeria Communications had held the first 5G trial in Nigeria in 2019.

The locations included Abuja, Calabar, Lagos, Kano, Abeokuta, and Ibadan.

 

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