The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has announced plans to ban unvaccinated residents from public spaces like offices, schools, markets, and public transport.
Governor Abiodun made this known on Monday, during the inauguration of COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign in Abeokuta.
The Governor provided a 60-day ultimatum to unvaccinated residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.
He said, “We are going to give a window to allow for this vaccination and that window starts from today (Monday) till the next 60 days.
“Anybody after 60 days that is not vaccinated will not be allowed in our offices and schools. Such person will not be allowed to do business with us. We will chase this person in our markets; you will be required to carry your vaccine cards with you at all time.”
He also noted that the State had broadened the reach of vaccine centres from 131 to 509 in order to ease vaccination access to all residents.
“This is my vaccination card. If you don’t have a card like this, you will not come to our secretariat, we will not do business with you, we will not allow Okada to carry you, we will not allow taxis to carry you, and you will not be allowed in our market. We will enforce this card, to be forewarned is to be forearmed,” the Governor said.
According to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), a total of 5,684,939 Nigerians had received the first dose of the vaccine, while 3,730,937 had received two doses.