… Inaugurates 38-man Task Force on Immunization
… charges them to improve Bayelsa public health status
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, today at the 81st State Executive Council Meeting at the Government House, Yenagoa, inaugurated a 38-man immunisation Task Force headed by the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
The 38-man committee is made up of heads of parastatals and agencies including security outfits.
Giving his charge to the team, Gov. Diri charged the committee to work together to make Bayelsa a disease free State.
“We are about to inaugurate a very important task force in the life of this State concerning health. We are all aware of how our government was welcomed with the Covid-19 pandemic, and at that time there were no cure. Today, there are now vaccines, people are being immunized and prevented from Covid-19, and that is to underscore the importance of this task force.”Prevention they say, is better than cure”.
And this Task Force, because of its importance, it is going to be headed by no lesser a government official than His Excellency, the Deputy Governor. His Excellency will act as the Chairman of this task force.
I am not unaware that very recently Bayelsa State came first in the Immunization rating in this country and I am sure that, that is the feat you will sustain and we will not go below now that we have a very capable task force to attend to issues of Immunization”, Gov.Diri stated.