- Lagosians might soon be privileged to be vaccinated ahead of other states
- This follows the state government's efforts to procure vaccines for residents of the state
- Meanwhile, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the money to buy the vaccines will be sourced from private sectors
In an effort to stop the coronavirus pandemic on its track in Lagos state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has taken some bold steps.
Given the fact that Lagos state has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria, the governor disclosed that his administration has contacted manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines.
He disclosed this during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. He said Lagos is planning to vaccinate 50 to 60% of her population.
The governor stated:
“We have started a conversation with some of the vaccine manufacturers. Pfizer for example, I have made contact with them, Johnson and Johnson are not out yet, the Moderna has written to us and we have written back to them.”
He also claimed most of the funding for the vaccines will not come from the government. He said part of it will be sourced from the private sector.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a new directive has been issued to the people of Lagos state by Sanwo-Olu.
He asked the people of Lagos to consider any malaria-like symptoms experienced as COVID-19 infection unless and until proven otherwise.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Tuesday, January 19, during a press conference on COVID-19 update.
He said this follows an increase in the number of recorded cases of coronavirus in the country.
Legit.ng had also reported that the Lagos state government on Saturday, January 16, extended the resumption date for civil servants from grade level 14 below who have been working from home amid scare of COVID-19 second wave.
In a statement by the head of service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, the public workers have been directed to resume on Monday, February 1, instead of on January 18.
Lagos said this will help in flattening the curve and reduce the spread of the deadly and highly contagious coronavirus.
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