- Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has been advised not to mislead Nigerians over the danger of COVID-19
- The advice was given on Thursday, January 21, by the VC of Chrisland University, Chinedum Babalola
- Bello was reported to have said that COVID-19 vaccines are meant to kill people
Following his statement on the COVID-19, a Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacokinetics, Chinedum Babalola, has lambasted Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello.
Daily Trust reports that he said the governor needs to be properly educated on the ravaging COVID-19.
Legit.ng gathered that Bello had made controversial positions on the reality of COVID-19, in his latest call for rejection of the vaccines, asking the people of the state not to take the vaccines.
Speaking on the development, Babalola, who is the vice-chancellor of the Chrisland University, Abeokuta, said Bello’s position ‘shows he needs proper education and awareness on the virus.’
She said massive awareness beyond rural areas must be done towards enlightening Nigerians on the use of the vaccines.
Babalola noted that COVID-19 is real, calling on Bello to renounce his early claims in the interest of the public.
“COVID-19 is real. I can tell you COVID-19 is real. That’s why I said awareness is not only for those in the rural areas. It is for everybody. There are professors that are even doubting the vaccines on different pages and all that.
“So, this awareness should be from the topmost to the least. If a governor has said that, some people should also take it as their responsibility to educate him properly. COVID-19 is killing people, I can tell you. I have lost colleagues too. I have lost friends and they died because of COVID-19 related ill-health.
“I think the governor should be made to understand that COVID-19 is real and the best thing he can do it to renounce it and come to his people and say ‘COVID-19 is real. So, protect yourself.’ He needs awareness himself.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) told the federal government to review its position on the resumption of all public and private schools across Nigeria.
The president of NMA, Prof. Innocent Ujah, said on Wednesday, January 20, that there would be an increase in COVID-19 infections as schools reopened amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
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