Governors back continuous use of AstraZeneca vaccines, ask Nigerians to remain calm

State Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF have renewed their support for the continuous use of AstraZeneca Vaccine to nip in the bud, the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The Governors at the 28th Emergency Teleconference Meeting reiterated their belief in the safety of the Astra Zeneca vaccines, adding that as state Executives, they are  committed  to continuously encourage the  uptake of the vaccines by all eligible persons in their States.

The Governors therefore urged Nigerians to remain calm and report any adverse events noticed following COVID-19 vaccination. At the meeting, the governors also resolved to support the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement  Agency ,NDLEA, Buba Marwa in the fight against Drug Abuse in the country as well as Nigeria’s security fight especially as it relates to combating drug abuse and the illicit trafficking of drugs.

They also encourage the public to report any adverse events noticed following COVID-19 vaccination programmes that will promote drug use prevention in the country. Given the high correlation between drug use and insecurity in the country, the Forum will push for a greater role for NDLEA in  Nigeria’s security fight especially as it relates to combating drug abuse and the illicit trafficking of drugs.

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