By Babs-Oluribigbe Adeoye
Governor Seyi Makinde pf Oyo state has flagged off the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Ibadan, the state capital on Wednesday.
Oyo state government has delayed the rollout of the exercise since it took off across the country, saying it had to also stock up on medication to treat the side effects reportedly associated with the vaccine.
The governor at the event said, “I wanted to validate that the vaccine that we’ll give to the people of Oyo State have been correctly handled.
“We tapped our labs here and they all came with the same result that the vaccine is good and proper for the consumption of the people of Oyo State.
“It didn’t take me 24 hours after that to accept and to agree to come for this exercise.”
Makinde who became the first person to be vaccinated in the state said the state will catch up with its counterparts in the vaccination exercise.
“When I was reading the newspaper this morning, I saw that they said Oyo State has not given a single shot of the vaccine. So, they recorded zero for Oyo State.”
“And for the states that have taken in their thousands, we always say that no be the man wey first call police na him dey win case (pidgin).
“They can be ahead, but we’ll surely overtake them very soon”, the governor said.