A Non-Governmental Organization Challenged Parenthood Initiative (CPI) has commanded the people of Kogi Central Senatorial District for recording large numbers of Covid-19 vaccines intake in the State.
The Executive Director of CPI, Ms Eunice Abimbola Agbogun gave the commendation on Friday while motoring the activities of Primary Health Centers in Adavi and Okene Local Government that has been administering Covi-19 vaccines to the people.
Agbogun said available record before the organization showed that large numbers of people have taken their first, second and boaster doze of covid-19 vaccines in Kogi Central which she said is highly commendable and should be sustained by the people.
Represented by Mrs. Mariam Bello, the CPI Executive Director explained that her organization is collaborating with Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with the aim at ensuring that people in Kogi State take Covid-19 vaccines seriously as it is very safe and not life threatening which is widely misconstrued in the society.
According to her, they are visiting the various health centers to get firsthand information on some of the health workers challenges administering the vaccines and how best to address the issues which will help sustain the drive for the people to accept the vaccines in their locality.
Some of the health workers who received the CPI team from Lokoja includes Comrade Isah Osuwa, Local Government Immunization Officer, (LIO), Modern Primary health Centre Oziokutu, Mary Shaibu, LIO, Primary Health Care Clinic Ogaminana Central, and Hajia Rekiya Adoke, LIO, Primary Health Care Department Okene.
In his remarks, the Local Government Immunization Officer, Modern Primary Health Centre Oziokutu Comrade Isah Osuwa, lauded CPI for their humanitarian services towards saving the lives of people in Kogi State.
On some of the challenges the center is facing in the administration of the covid-19 vaccines, Osuwa noted that the issues of poor remuneration have stagnated the intake of the vaccines in the community.
According to him, some people in the interior villages are still wallowed by the wide mis-conception about the vaccines adding that, there is need for reorientation of the people that the vaccine is not harmful to their body.
In the same vein, the LIO, Primary Health Care Clinic Ogaminana Central, Mrs Mary Shaibu and the LIO, Primary Health Care Department Okene, Hajia Rekiya Adoke both submitted that they find it difficult administering the vaccines in interior villages because of poor funding and insecurity bedeviling the country today.