Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun said the state government has installed a solar-powered cold chain for the COVID-19 vaccines that have now arrived in Nigeria.
Abiodun said this, during a meeting he held with all Ogun State’s 20 Local Government Transition Chairmen at his Okemosan office, Abeokuta.
According to Abiodun, the State would prioritise frontline healthcare workers in administering the coronavirus vaccines. The Governor expressed confidence that the herdsmen crisis in the State would not stop the vaccine from getting to the grassroots.
“We have installed a solar-powered cold chain for the COVID-19 vaccines that have now arrived in Nigeria, and will be prioritising frontline healthcare workers in its administration.
“At the meeting, we held with all Ogun State’s 20 Local Government Transition Chairmen earlier today, I disclosed this as I expressed confidence that the recent security challenges that is gradually phasing out will not stop the vaccine from getting to the grassroots,” he said.
On the security challenges facing the state, he said, “two major measures are being put in place to address insecurity and access to remote areas. In addition to the Peace Committee, we will first launch the Amotekun security outfit in Yewa in the coming weeks. We will also rehabilitate the Papalanto-Ilaro Road, as well as construct link roads in other areas.”