As Nigeria commenced its vaccination against the lethal coronavirus infection on Friday, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said he won’t receive the vaccine even as his colleagues are expected to receive shots of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines in the coming days..
Bello spoke on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored by Edujandon.com .
He also said there was nothing medically wrong with him and he won’t allow the people of the state to be used as “guinea pigs”.
Nigeria had on Tuesday received about four million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shipped into the country through the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
Some health workers including the first Nigerian to receive the vaccine on the country’s soil, Dr. Cyprian Ngong of the National Hospital, Abuja, received shots of the vaccines when the exercise was flagged off by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Friday in Abuja.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as well as some governors are also expected to receive shots of the vaccines on Saturday to dissipate vaccine hesitancy amongst Nigerians.
But speaking on Friday, the Kogi governor said, “COVID-19 is not our business in Kogi State. We have more pertinent issues and more pertinent matters that we are attending to in Kogi State. Insecurity we met, we’ve tackled it and several others. Disunity we met on ground and we have united Kogi State today not COVID-19.
“COVID-19 is just a minute aspect of what we are treating or handling in Kogi State; there have been outbreaks of Lassa Fever and Yellow Fever and those were handled without making noise about it.
“The last Yellow Fever (outbreak), we vaccinated out people against Yellow Fever, we encouraged them, we educated them and they felt the impact…If the Federal Government is gracious enough and give us COVID-19 vaccines, we will equally sensitise our people, people who wish to come and take can come and take but I am not going to subject the people of Kogi State to vaccines or vaccination and I will not make them the guinea pigs.
Continuing, Bello said, “Mr President is the leader of this country. I respect him so high; all of us respect him so much. We love him and he is leading by example. If he needs to take the vaccines and he takes it, it is a welcome development.
“As far as I am concerned, I as a person, I don’t need to take vaccines. There is nothing wrong with me, I am hale and hearty. I am 100 per cent healthy…I won’t take any vaccine.”
#Dogecoin is soaring, near $.10 for the first time ever
Chelsea & PSG through to UCL semi-finals
Hilarious! Jackie Chan explains how his son changed after he went to the US (Video)
Another Nigerian Soldier Fighting Boko Haram Commits Suicide In Borno
“Marry him if he Releases and his Banana still Stand”, E Get Reasons – Lady Advises (Video below)
ODUDUWA REPUBLIC: Nigerian Prophet Finally Speaks On What Will Happen To Sunday Ighoho And Nigeria (Details below)
SO SAD: Angry Wife bites Husband to Death (Details below)
Here Is The Young Couple Goal Video Trending Number 1 On Twitter (Video below)
- Celebrity Gossip & Gist1 day ago
Throwback And Recent Pictures Of Ada Jesus And Things To Learn From Her Mistakes (Details below)
- News1 day ago
God is not happy with Buhari, political and religious leaders – Jehovah Sharp Sharp pastor carries coffin on his head to protest against bad governance (Details below)
- Celebrity Gossip & Gist2 days ago
Asaba-Based Native Doctor, Chi Marine Begs Prophet Odumeje To Forgive Comedienne, Ada Jesus (Video below)
- News1 day ago
UNBELIEVABLE: This is Why We Sleep With Each Other in Nollywood – Jide Kosoko reveals (Details below)