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FG Appeal To Traditional Leaders To Champion Vaccination Cause

As the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination continues in Nigeria, the Federal government has called on Traditional rulers in the country to champion the cause towards vaccination in order ro ensure that Nigeria returns to normal living.

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Faisal Shuaib made the call on Monday at the 3rd quarter Northern Traditional Leaders Committee (NTLC) on Primary Health Care Review Meeting in Abuja.

According to him, the first phase of the strategic COVID-19 Vaccine roll out witnessed complete utilization of all available doses of vaccines, due to their support in the sensitization and mobilization of the community for vaccination.

He appealed to the traditional leaders to once again use their influence to disseminate the right information and dispel any misinformation on the vaccines.

He said their paternal guidance over the years has contributed immensely to the modest successes they have achieved thus far in primary healthcare.

Dr. Shuaib further said as they cnduct conduct outbreak response campaigns, they need to find a way to integrate their responses for efficient utilization of available resources and to enhance confidence in the people.

The UNICEF Country Representative Dr. Peter Hawkins, in his remark, said the COVID-19 vaccine is the only way out of the pandemic.

He noted that in a world where people can easily get lost in the abundance of information and rumour these traditional leaders are the guiding light.

He added that it is their role to dispense accurate information and dispelling rumour and misinformation to their people and constituents.

Health TV reports that the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination has since commenced in August and the Federal government says success has been recorded so far in the process.

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