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#Covid_19 : Badaru To Reintroduce Lockdown In Jigawa


Governor Badaru Of Jigawa State Threatens Fresh Lockdown Over Non-compliance On Vaccination.

Governor Badaru Abubakar has expressed deep concern over  reports on the slow pace of vaccination against COVID-19 in the state expressing that he would be left with no option other than to re-introduce restrictions on movements in Jigawa.

Badaru, disturbed over the development made the remarks while speaking at the flag-off of the COVID-19 mass vaccination exercise campaign which held in Kiyawa local government area of the state.

According to records, out of 122,200 people who received the first dose of vaccination in the state, only 53,753 people have so far returned for the second dose of vaccination across the state.

Describing the situation, Governor Badaru said it was unacceptable and further stressed that his government would resist any attempt to turn Jigawa to Spain and other foreign countries where the scourge of the disease resurfaced as a result of public negligence.

Assuring the people of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, he said he would not do anything or take any action that put the lives of his people at risk.

“Remember that President Muhammadu Buhari, his Vice and members of their families took the vaccination.”

“At the state level you all saw in television that I took the vaccination, my deputy, members of our families as well as top government officials took the vaccination and we are all doing fine,” he said.

He, also charged local government chairmen, traditional leaders, to ensure maximum campaign and enforcement of the vaccine in their areas, in respect of social and economic consequences on everyone in the state if the vaccination coverage remains poor.

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