The governor of Kogi, Yahaya Bello, has passionately rejected coronavirus vaccine, According to the governor, there are plans to use it to introduce some disease that will kill people.
Recall that the quest for vaccines to curb the menace of the ravaging coronavirus is being prioritised by every nation, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state consequently discouraged the use of COVID-19 vaccine while addressing a crowd, Bello doubted the authenticity of the vaccine.
In his Twitter handle, The governor said: “Vaccines are being produced in less than one year of COVID-19. There is no vaccine yet for HIV, malaria, cancer, headache and for several other diseases that are killing us.
They want to use the (COVID-19) vaccines to introduce the disease that will kill you and us. God forbid.” He went down memory lane to the time Pfizer polio vaccines was blamed for the crippling and death of children in Kano, saying, “we have learned our lessons.”
“If they say they are taking the vaccines in the public allow them to take their vaccines. Don’t say I said you should not take it but if you want to take it too, open your eyes before you take the vaccines.,more Nigerians are contracting coronavirus and more are dying from it.
The second wave of the virus has shown no sign of relenting any time soon. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 86 deaths were recorded across the country within a week, with 1,617 fresh infections recorded in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory on Monday, January 18. With this, a total of 1,449 persons have now died of COVID-19 complications in Nigeria with 14 new fatalities as the latest.
Meanwhile, Nigerians continue to battle the second wave of the dreaded coronavirus, federal authorities in the country are trying to reduce the possibility of mass infections.
On Friday, January 15, the federal ministry of health released new protocols for religious centres to adhere to. The protocols include 12 updated guidelines for religious gatherings to follow to minimise the spread of coronavirus.
As part of the new guidelines, the federal government has suspended assembly and visiting days in all the schools. Similarly, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Friday, January 15, announced that it has shifted the date for the reopening of camps across Nigeria.
This was revealed by NYSC’s director-general, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, during a sensitisation webinar for the 2020 Batch B Stream II corps members.