COVID–19: Ogun Gov gives residents 60-day ultimatum to get vaccinated

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has given residents of the state 60 days ultimatum to get covid-19 vaccines.

The Governor gave the ultimatum on Monday at the flag–off of COVID–19 Mass Vaccination Campaign in Abeokuta,  stating that all unvaccinated residents’ risk being barred from government offices, schools, markets and public transport.

According to the governor, no one will be allowed into government offices and schools, after the expiration of the ultimatum.

He added that evidence of full vaccination will be required from anybody who wants to do business with government.

Abiodun said the state target is to vaccinate over two million people from age 18 and above against the pandemic, adding that a 60-day window period that would allow unvaccinated residents to take their jabs was part of the move to flatten the curve of the virus in the state.

“We are going to give a window opportunity to allow for this vaccination exercise and that window period starts from today till next 60 days,” said the Governor.

“Anybody after 60 days that is not vaccinated will not be allowed in our offices, schools. Such person will not be allowed to do business with us. We will chase this person in our markets, you will be required to carry your vaccine cards with you at all times.

“If you don’t have a card like this, you will not come to our secretariat, we will not do business with you, we will not allow ‘Okada’ to carry you, we will not allow the taxi to carry you, you will not be allowed in our market. To be forewarned is to be forearmed,” he said.

Abiodun disclosed that the state had increased vaccine centres from 131 to 509 to allow eligible residents to have access to the vaccination.

According to him, the vaccination exercise would take place between November 1 and December 25th this year.

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