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Taking COVID-19 Vaccine Is Not Compulsory – Adamawa Governor



Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State says his government will make the taking of COVID-19 vaccine compulsory for residents of the state.

He disclosed that the state government has received about 59,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, adding that vaccination exercise has begun in the state.

Speaking to reporters shortly after taking the COVID-19 jab at the Yola Specialist Hospital on Thursday, Fintiri noted that receiving the vaccine is important and a major solution to curtail the spread of the pandemic.

He noted that more doses of the vaccine would soon be delivered to the state government and would be administered to the people immediately.

“We have taken it, and it is safe and we are encouraging our citizens to go ahead and take the vaccine, but it is not compulsory.

“We are only encouraging them to take because that is the only way out to keep their health and that of their families safe.

“Government has a plan and intention to vaccinate everybody and it will be in batches,” Fintiri said.

Also, Chairman, Adamawa Muslims Council, Alhaji Gambo Jika, said that the vaccine was very important to every Muslim in the state.

“It is very important to take the vaccine for our own health, and once we take it, we will be free from COVID-19 Insha – Allahu.

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“So, I am calling on all Muslims and people of the state to come out and take the vaccine, because, according to expert reports, the vaccine is safe,” Jika said.