The Kogi State government has disclosed plans to receive the COVID-19 vaccines allocated to the state on Tuesday.
Saka Haruna, The state commissioner for health made the disclosure on Monday, adding that rollout will begin shortly after.
This development comes after the State Governor, Yahaya Bello had initially insisted the state had nothing to do with the virus and had more important issues to deal with.
But Haruna in an update, confirmed that the state will receive the vaccine and allow residents of Kogi unhindered access to it.
The commissioner was however unable to confirm if the state governor will receive the vaccine or not after he had previously boasted that the coronavirus doesn’t exist.
“Everything” is set for the state to start the vaccination rollout.”
“We have done the micro planning and everything has been completed with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).”
“Anybody that is willing to receive the vaccine (will receive it); nobody is exempted. And nobody will be forced to receive the vaccine,” the commissioner said in a phone interview with the cable.