- The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has expressed a contrary view about the COVID-19 vaccine
- The politician disclosed why he will exclude himself from being vaccinated
- Nigeria recently received millions of COVID-19 vaccines via COVAX
The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has said he won’t receive the COVID-19 vaccine because he does not need it.
The Punch reported that the governor made the statement when he spoke on Channels Television's Politics Today’ programme.
He argued that he does not have any medical condition that requires him to take the vaccine.
The governor stated:
“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.”
Bello pointed out that he will not allow the people of Kogi state to be used as guinea pigs.
The politician explained that people who wish to take the COVID-19 vaccine in Kogi state will be allowed to do so, but the state government will not make it mandatory.
The exercise will officially commence after the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, officially declares the event open.
Legit.ng gathered that the vaccines have already undergone final assessment by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
Meanwhile, a report by the Voice of Nigeria says that Dr. Ngong Cyprian has become the first person to be given a COVID-19 vaccine in the country.
Dr. Cyprian of the National Hospital, Abuja, is also Nigeria's first health worker to receive the jab.
He received the jab during a launching ceremony of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise on Friday, March 5, at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) administered the serum to Dr. Cyprian
Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.