Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Saturday disclosed that the state will soon commence COVID-19 vaccination for its residents to combat the spread of the pandemic.
This is just as Oyetola called on the residents to be wary of the adverse effects of the second wave of the deadly virus which he said had caused untimely deaths across the globe.
Oyetola made these known while addressing the people, at the special prayer session organised to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his late mother, Alhaja Wulaimot Oyetola, held at the deceased’s residence, Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of the State.
He said, “I am using this occasion to appeal to our people to take COVID-19 more seriously than before and stop insinuating that the virus has been eliminated.
“The second wave is more dangerous, more deadly and devastating, hence the need for all to adhere strictly to all the safety protocols and guidelines.
“As a government, we will not relent in our efforts to continue to provide quality, adequate and affordable healthcare services as part of our administration’s resolve to build a healthy society.
“I am assuring our people that the gesture to further support the quality healthcare delivery through the provision of vaccines to combat the spread of the virus would be taken as a topmost priority as soon as we take the delivery of the vaccines,” Oyetola said.
Oyetola who described his late mother as a woman of virtue and an epitome of womanhood said he is what he is today because of all his parents inculcated in him and his siblings.
He called on the parents to take good care of their children and always look after their welfare, saying, “this is the only way to justify why they are brought to life.”