The Vice-President, Independent Broadcasting Association of Nigeria, (IBAN) and also the Executive Chairman of Liberty TV and Radio, Alhaji (Dr.) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan took the lead of Frontline Broadcasters yesterday, when he received the first jab of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
The vaccination card was presented to him by Dr. O. Bary.
Speaking shortly after he received the first jab of the vaccine, the Vice-Chairman of IBAN called on broadcasters, as Nigerians working in the frontline, to make themselves available for the vaccination.
“The Covid-19 pandemic is real; we are still facing that challenge and therefore, I urge all Nigerians, especially those within the range specified by the health authorities and those at the frontline spectrum, that we make ourselves available”.
He added that, “Even though this is a voluntary thing, it is advisable that as many Nigerians as possible should take the vaccine.
“We need to go on more sensitisation and advocacy campaigns, for people to know this vaccine is available in all States of this country. We also need to use our media outfits to reach out to the people and convince them. We should use the enlightenment campaign jingles which we have used before in getting our people vaccinated over the years”, he added.
He also urged our religious traditional rulers and community organisations to play a very significant role in the area of enlightenment, emphasising that, “This is something that we have to do as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, (CSR)”.