from Usman MZ

Governor Badaru Abubakar and his Deputy Mallam Umar Namadi have received Covid-19 vaccination at Government House clinic.

The Governor commended the presidential task force on COVID-19 for their efforts in the fight against the pandemic.

In his speech, the state permanent secretary, ministry of health Dr Salisu Mu’azu said the state has received 68520 doses of COVID 19 vaccines.

Dr Salisu Mu’azu explained that the vaccines received would only vaccinate 35,000 people which is only 1% of the total population of the state.

He pointed our that another vaccine which would cover 10% of the state population would be provided in the second phase of the distribution.

Dr Salisu said 17% in the third phase and vaccines for 23.4% of the state’s population would be provided in the fourth phase.

He said about 51.4% of the population would be vaccinated before the end of 2022.

Dr Salisu added that the vaccines would first be given to health care workers, traditional rulers and security agencies.