Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has revealed the best way to curb the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
He said the best way to conquer the dreaded virus is for Nigerians to take the vaccine to curtail the spread of the coronavirus and dismiss any misconception about the vaccine.
The governor made this known at a stakeholders’ meeting with journalists and members of civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Wednesday.
Ganduje announced that the state received 209,520 doses of the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the early hours of Wednesday.
He said: “This is another segment of our programme on COVID-19. Earlier on, we informed you that we have three agenda on fighting the pandemic, which is curative, preventive and palliative.
“In this segment, we are sensitising members of the public on the need to accept this vaccine. We have held meetings with various segments of the society and we are still holding meetings, just like we are doing with you today.
“This vaccine, unlike polio, is mostly made for the elderly people, and we believe we are not going to have much of a problem because people should be happy to take it so that they can live longer. There is a general belief that Kano state is succeeding in fighting COVID-19.
“We will want to consolidate on our success, and the best way to do this is to accept the vaccine so that we can conquer the issue of COVID-19, just like the way we conquered polio and other killer diseases.”