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FG honours states for routine immunisation, COVID-19 vaccination performance

The federal government has honoured states that have performed well in the provision of routine immunisation and COVID-19 vaccinations in the country. Nasarawa State was…

The federal government has honoured states that have performed well in the provision of routine immunisation and COVID-19 vaccinations in the country.

Nasarawa State was awarded the overall best performing state for COVID-19 vaccination, while Ebonyi State emerged the overall best performing state for routine immunisation.

Kaduna, Adamawa, Edo, Lagos and Benue states emerged best performing states in routine immunisation for North West, North East, South-South, South West and North Central zones respectively.

Jigawa, Gombe, Cross River, Ogun, Abia and Nasarawa states emerged best performing states in COVID-19 vaccination  in the various geopolitical zones of the country.

Speaking during the ceremony organised by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in Abuja at the weekend, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, enjoined the awardees to see it as appreciation for a job well done and motivation for greater performance.

 He said while there is an “impressive decline” in deaths arising from COVID-19 as a result of the ongoing vaccination, “We should not rest on our oars as the virus is still very much with us. And as we know, it mutates, making it more dangerous and deadly.”