Mallam Bashir Ahmad, the state government's secretary, told reporters in his office Wednesday evening that the vaccines had been deposited at the Adamawa state Primary Health Care Development Agency's storage facility.
He also mentioned that the governor would be the first to be vaccinated, accompanied by a health worker.
He stated that the state government would ensure that the vaccine is distributed fairly in the state.
Fintiri Takes COVID-19 Vaccine
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State was given the COVID-19
vaccine today at the Yola Specialist Hospital, and urged residents to do
the same, though he noted that no one would be forced to get the
vaccine against his will.
Fintiri made the remark when answering reporters' questions shortly after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
He stated that getting the vaccine was a critical step in halting the pandemic's spread.
“We have taken it, and it is safe, and we are encouraging our citizens to go ahead and take the vaccine, but it is not compulsory.
“We are only encouraging them to take because that is the only way out to keep their health and that of their families safe.
“Government has a plan and intention to vaccinate everybody, and it will be in batches,” Fintiri said.
Fintiri stated that more vaccine doses would be sent to the state government soon and would be distributed to the public right away.
Alhaji Gambo Jika, Chairman of the Adamawa Muslims Council, also stated that the vaccine was critical for all Muslims in the state.
“It is very important to take the vaccine for our own health, and once we take it, we will be free from COVID-19 Insha – Allahu.
“So, I am calling on all Muslims and people of the state to come out and take the vaccine, because, according to expert reports, the vaccine is safe,” Jika said.