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FG Needs N400 Billion To Get Covid-19 Vaccines, Health Minister Says

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The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire had during a briefing with the senate leadership in Abuja on Tuesday December 22, disclosed that the federal government needs N400 billion for COVID-19 vaccines.

Ehanire said that the federal government is ready for a COVID-19 vaccine that will save lives, but N400 billion would be required to vaccinate 70 percent of Nigeria’s over 200 million population at $8 per person.

He further said N156 billion will be needed in 2021 while N200 billion will be used for vaccination in 2022. The Minister also said the COVID-19 vaccines will be stored in the same storage facilities (cold chains) used to store the polio vaccines.

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan however expressed lack of confidence in the ability of the federal ministry of health to effectively store and distribute the COVID-19 vaccines when they arrive in the country.

He added that the ministry needs to do more as he stated that the national assembly is ready to support funding of the vaccines.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

Lawan said;
“I have not been convinced with your presentation that we are ready to bring in the vaccines.

“You have to do much more to convince me that we are ready.”

(The Nation)

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Zam Zam Pharmacy Receives An Ward Of Excellence In Kogi

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the Superintendent pharmacy  in charge of Zam Zam pharmacy  Mr Obbinna Nganwuchu and staff celebrating their new award
Zam Zam Pharmacy Receives An Ward Of Excellence In Kogi
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By Our Reporter, Kogi.

An award of excellence has been presented to Zam Zam pharmacy beside UBA, IBB way Lokoja.

Presenting the award in Lokoja, Kogi State, the State Chairman of the Association of Kogi Youths Concern, Comrade Sumaila Kanya said the pharmacy has met all standard expected in modern world and it has been rated as one of the best in the country.

He explained that drug dispensed at the pharmacy  are of quality and cheaper when compared to others who are in the business.

Mr Samaila urged the manager of the pharmacy to continue to sustain the tempo and pray for more prosperous years.

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Receiving the award, the Superintendent pharmacy  in charge of Zam Zam pharmacy  Mr Obbinna Nganwuchu expressed appreciation to the Association for recognizing  their modest contributions to the society.

He promised to sustain the standard attained emphasising that the drug store deals directly with pharmaceutical  companies to eradicate the menace of fake drugs.

the Superintendent pharmacy  in charge of Zam Zam pharmacy  Mr Obbinna Nganwuchu and staff celebrating their new award

the Superintendent pharmacy  in charge of Zam Zam pharmacy  Mr Obbinna Nganwuchu and staff celebrating their new award

He urged the people to always used the code available at the back of the drug packs to confirm its authenticity and as well patronize registered and certify Pharmacy.

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*GYB @ 46 Birthday Celebration; Group Embark On Community Health Outreach In Lagos State

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Chief Edward David Onoja group for GYB2PYB (CEDO4GYB2PYB), a political support group for Governor Yahaya Bello in collaboration with Vine Healthcare Limited has embarked on a medical outreach across communities in Lagos State to provide some free medical checkings and supplies to people and also enlighten them on safety measures to live a healthy life.

The outreach programme which started today being 20th June, 2021 is aimed at providing basic health care and health counseling to people in some areas of Lagos State.

Speaking at the commencement of the program, the group’s representative, Patriot Mathew James Avabee noted that the health outreach was organised to celebrate the 46th birthday of Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello.

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“We are using the occassion of Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello’s birthday celebration to reach out to the people of Lagos State by providing for them basic health care, and enlightening the beneficiaries on the safety measures to live a healthy life.

“Adequate health care delivery to Kogi State citizens has been a serious concern to Governor Yahaya Bello and he has preformed excellently well through a robust and people focused health policies and infrastructural developments like the ongoing state of the art reference hospital and other health infrastructures in Kogi State, which after completion, will not only serve the people of Kogi State, but Nigerians”, he said.

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While congratulating the beneficiaries of the program, patriot James Mathew urges them and the entire Lagos State citizens to support Governor Yahaya Bello, as he is prepared to take on the bigger national task ahead. Adding that, the people’s governor has shown competencies and capacities needed to govern a heterogeneous nation like Nigeria.

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Fed. Min. of Water Resources In Collaboration with Kogi State Govt. Launched Clean Nigeria Campaign on War Against Open defecation.

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Kogi State Commissioner for Water resources, Hon. Abdulmini Danga and Director of water quality control and sanitation Federal Ministry of Water Resources Dr. Emmanuel Aweh
Fed. Min. of Water Resources In Collaboration with Kogi State Govt. Launched Clean Nigeria Campaign on War Against Open defecation.
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Fed. Min. of Water Resources In Collaboration with Kogi State Govt. Launched Campaign on War Against Open defecation.

Kogi State Ministry of Water Resources in Collaboration with Clean Nigeria Campaign officially Flag off National Youth Volunteer Program on hand washing and Clean Nigeria at the State Secretariat conference hall Lokoja.

The Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Water Resources Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu FNSE, FAEng Ably represented by the director of water quality control and sanitation Federal Ministry of Water Resources Dr. Emmanuel Aweh Appreciate and welcome everyone to the auspicious occasion of the flag off of the Clean Nigeria campaign in Kogi State.

The Hon. Minister through Dr. Aweh emphasized that today’s launch of the Clean Nigeria Campaign is therefore timely and heart-warming as we need this demonstration to the political commitment required to commence and accelerate the state potentials and in furtherance of the Clean Nigeria, Use the toilet.

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The action to end open defecation in Nigeria will require the contribution and commitment of everyone, government at all levels, civil society, private sector, development partners and the entire populace.

It is Worthy of Note that Kogi State has joined other States to launch the Clean Nigeria campaign and to launch this Youth Volunteer Program which is expected to boost the state and National Campaign against open defecation and we therefore look forward to the State delivering local government areas as open defecation Free.

Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources Hon. (Dr.) Abdulmumin Danga in his address welcome all the dignitaries to the epoch-making event of the flag off Exercise of National Youth volunteer Program on hand washing and clean Nigeria campaign.

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Hon. Danga appreciate the Federal Government for this collaborative program adequately designed for the youth volunteer on hand washing campaign and war against open defecation

It is very obvious that open defecation has caused a lot  of havoc and sickness to our wellbeing which includes cholera, typhoid and other ailments which I cannot mention.

The National Youth volunteer program will involve the engagement of (100) youths in each of the (774) local government in the country for the period of 3months to carry out prompt awareness, enlightenment, education and sensitization activities on WASH ( Water Sanitation and Hygiene) Program.

Hon. Danga further informed the esteem participants and all other guest that a Non Governmental Organization known as Community Based Initiative for Growth and Sustainability will be Coordinating and facilitating the program in the Middle belt part of the Country which Kogi State is not exceptional.

Kogi State Commissioner for Water resources, Hon. Abdulmini Danga and Director of water quality control and sanitation Federal Ministry of Water Resources Dr. Emmanuel Aweh

Kogi State Commissioner for Water resources, Hon. Abdulmini Danga and Director of water quality control and sanitation Federal Ministry of Water Resources Dr. Emmanuel Aweh

He once again appreciate the Federal Ministry of Water Resources for this collaborative program and he assured them on behalf of Kogi State government under the distinguished leadership of our Visionary, Charismatic, Egalitarian and Pragmatic Leadership of His Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello Executive Governor, Kogi State, that we’ll continue to campaign against open defecation, partner and Collaborate with you on this type of live Changing Exercise, and he Charged the Selected Youth Across Kogi State to imbibe the ethics of the Clean Nigeria campaign project and together we shall keep Kogi State and Nigeria clean.

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Hon. Danga officially flag off the programme on behalf of Kogi State Government to the Glory of Almighty Allah.

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