OGHA Seeks Mobilistion for COVID-19 Vaccine

Sequel to the recent flagging-off of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Ogun State, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, has enjoined all political office holders, including the State lawmakers and councillors to mobilize  people en -masse towards getting vaccinated with a view to flattening the curves of the pandemic, especially as the festive period approaches.
Oluomo gave the admonition while responding to the submission of a member representing Yewa North I State Constituency, Adeyanju Adegoke, who spoke under Personal Explanation at a plenary held at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Speaking under personal explanation, member representing Yea North one State Constituency who also the Chairman House committee on Health Hon. Adegoke Adeyanju commended the state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for the launching of Mass Covid 19 Vassination in the State while enjoined commissioner for health to engage Community leaders in the campaign.
Responding to the submission Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo said it has become imperative for all opinion leaders, Community Development Councils and Associations to mobilise and orientate members of the public on the need to take the vaccine, which is free in all health centres and designated points.
This according to him, was meant to reciprocate the present administration’s efforts towards protecting the overall health well-beings of the people.
He lauded the 60 -day window of opportunity provided by the State to enable more people, including residents of border communities and people living in high density areas get vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the State Assembly has granted approval to the State to participate in the Federal Government’s facility for 35 States in the country to the tune of Eighteen Billion, Seven Hundred and Forty-Six Million, Fifty-Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Two Naira, Fifty-Seven Kobo (N 18, 746, 059,992.57). This is to cushion the effect of repayment of Federal Government intervention facilities earlier granted to Ogun State during the past administration.
The approval followed the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation by its Chairman, Olakunle Sobukanla, who thereafter moved the motion for its adoption, seconded by Ademola Adeniran and unanimously supported by other lawmakers through a voice vote.
The essence of the facility according to the report was contained in a letter conveying the approval of the President, addressed to 35 States expected to benefit from the loan as signed by Hon. Minister for Finance,  Budget and National Planning, Dr. (Mrs.) Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed.
Speaker Oluomo subsequently directed the Clerk and Head of Legislative Service, Deji Adeyemo to convey the Assembly’s resolution to the State Governor for necessary actions.