Lagos in talks with Covid vaccine producers —Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says his administration has commenced making contacts with Covid vaccine producers which includes Pfizer, Oxford–AstraZeneca, Moderna, among others.
He said the government deliberate to vaccinate up to 50 in keeping with cent of the populace of Lagos to broaden ‘herd immunity’ to the virus.
The governor spoke on Channels tv’s Sunday Politics programme.
Sanwo-Olu said the organised private quarter have expressed interest to support the funding of the acquisition of the vaccines asides from those deliberate by using the Federal authorities.
He said, “We sincerely need the Federal authorities to take the lead and rightful so. As a sovereign, they have got all of the contacts and protocols to make that show up. And we are giving them that space.
“but apart from that, we’ve also taken our destinies into our palms, we have started conversations with some of the vaccine manufacturers. I’ve made contacts with Pfizer, Oxford–AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna.
“We don’t should vaccinate the 20 or 22 million population in Lagos. The plan is to make sure there’s an herd immunity and that is approximately 50 to 60 in step with cent of the population and that is the goal to satisfy.”
Lagos, home to over 20 million population, has recorded about 45,000 Covid infections that’s over 37 in line with cent of the more 121,000 Covid instances recorded within the united states of america since February 2020.
The Federal Government had earlier pronounced that in March 2020 locked down the Federal Capital Territory as well as Lagos and Ogun States for over 5 weeks as part of measures to shrink the unfold of COVID-19 for the duration of the primary wave of the pandemic. The lockdown had a excellent impact on economic activities with the Lagos Chamber of commerce and industry setting the loss at about N3bn within the duration beneath evaluation.
Many jobs have been lost as airways, motels, banks, among others cut their personnel because of the crushing effect of the lockdown.
The governor had also said Lagosians can’t have the funds for clean lockdown and therefore entreated them to stick to all preventive protocols to diminish the spread of the virus.