The Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, for the “amazing job” his administration has been doing with the federal agency in the fight against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the state.
Dr Ihekweazu who was in Enugu State on an inspection tour of some of the health facilities where COVID-19 cases are being managed in the state visited Gov. Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu. The NCDC DG said that it has been an amazing experience working and interacting with the public health team in Enugu State for the 13 months of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He however added that the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over, saying that the AstraZeneca vaccine is a new tool that will go a long way in preventing the spread of the disease.
Dr Ihekweazu went ahead to encourage everyone in the state to take the vaccine, asking them to be as Gov. Ugwuanyi who demonstrated leadership and confidence in the vaccine by flagging off the vaccination exercise by taking his first jab. The DG expressed confidence that the country will overcome the pandemic through vaccination and other public health measures. Members of the Enugu State Rapid Response Team, led by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Ikechukwu Obi, were at the event.