Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib disclosed that there is enthusiasm in Nigeria over Monday’s arrival of 4m doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs in an interview on Channels TV.
“I can tell you that there is a lot of excitement [about the vaccine arrival]. I know some people have their concerns and we are trying but I want to give you an example of the enthusiasm that Nigerians are showing around wanting to take these vaccines.
“Around midday on Monday when we launched the e-registration platform, in less than 24 hours, we already had up to 2.3m Nigerians who had registered. And that number continues to increase.”
He added that the first batch of vaccines is a major boost in Nigeria’s fight against the disease which has been contracted by over 150,000 people in the nation
“So, we take that very seriously and this is why we are going to be working very hard.
“Yes, the vaccines are here, but there is even harder work that needs to go on to make sure that we deliver the vaccines into the arms of Nigerians in a way that is respectful, in a way that is stress-free.”
Secessionists Will Be First To Run Away When Problem Starts – Lai Mohammed
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, on Sunday said that secessionists will be the first to run away when any problem starts.
The minister assured the Federal Government was working hard to improve national security and prevent all secession tendencies.
Mohammed, who spoke on Sunday in Lagos when he appeared on Bond FM radio programme, “Ibi Abasede”, urged Nigerians not to listen to promoters of secession.
“Those who support separation and secession will be the first to run away when any problem starts.
“We should not listen to them as many of them have about four passports of other countries,” Mohammed said.
Wike defends Obaseki’s N60bn printing claim
Rivers State Governor,Nyesom Wike has said claims by Governor Obaseki that the Federal Government printed N60 Billion to share to federating units in March cannot be regarded as false.
He said this while challenging the central bank of Nigeria to declare if money was printed or not.
According to him Obaseki being a former member of the APC understands them ,therefore cannot make statements from the blues if they didn’t print N60BN.
Instead of the Governor of central bank Mr Godwin to address the issue he has opted to issue a veiled threat to states to pay bail out loan given to them by the federal government. Governor wike said according to a statement released by his special assistant on media Kelvin Ebiri
Heavy Explosion Rocks Benue, Many Feared Dead
Heavy explosion has rocked Oshigbudu, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, killing many people, Aprokorepublic has learnt.
The ugly incident happened on Sunday afternoon when a tanker conveying petroleum product, fell on the road side in a residential area of the community.
The inferno, according to an eyewitness, razed shops and houses of residents of the area.
The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Emmanuel Shior confirmed the incident today.
According to him, a statement will be issued subsequently, noting that he would inform the state governor, Samuel Ortom on the incident.
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