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Ganduje receives COVID-19 vaccine in Kano

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Thursday received his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano.

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The vaccine was administered to him by his personal physician, Dr Fakhraddeen Muhammad, in the presence of some members of the State Executive Council, representatives of the Kano Emirate, and some frontline health workers, among others.

Recall that the governor had inaugurated COVID-19 vaccination on Thursday at the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano.

Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said that the state government had received 209,520 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.

“Kano State received 209,520 doses of the vaccine and the government targets 70 per cent of the population for the vaccination as phases of the exercise go by,” he explained.

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The government had organised sensitisation workshops on the vaccine to different stakeholders including religious leaders, traditional rulers, members of academia, students unions, market leaders and transporters, among others.

Anwar said the state government had also designated 509 health facilities for COVID-19 vaccination, adding that there would be four phases of the exercise in the state.

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