- Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, is among the few Nigerians who have received the COVID-19 vaccine
- The PDP chieftain said he was convinced by notable Nigerians to take the vaccine
- Fani-Kayode also commended a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Foluke Etteh
Despite his initial reservation about the COVID-19 vaccine, a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Tuesday, March 30, received his jab.
Legit.ng reports that the former minister took to his Twitter page on Tuesday to share pictures of the moment he was receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
He said though he vehemently opposed the vaccine, he bowed to sound logic and superior reasoning as regards coronavirus.
Fani-Kayode said he was convinced by Senator Grace Bent to take the vaccine, adding that he did so to set a good example to others.
“Despite my initially strong reservations I bowed to sound logic and superior reasoning and took my Covid 19 vaccine today. This is thanks to my sister the distinguished Senator Grace Bent who convinced me to take it and who emphasised that we must set an example to others.
“Finally let me add this: if my hero President Donald J. Trump can take the vaccine even after criticising and questioning it then so can I.
Fani-Kayode, however, noted that the COVID-19 vaccines being taking in Nigeria are not Bill Gates' vaccines, adding that the vaccines have been tried and tested.
"The Covid vaccines we are taking in Nigeria are not Bill Gates' vaccines and neither are we being used as Guinea pigs. These ones are tried & tested, have already been approved & have been administered successfully throughout the world. This is the Oxford Azrazeneca brand."
It was reported that he said it is wrong for pastors to tell their members to go ahead and take a jab of the vaccine.
He disclosed this in a sermon which was shared on his church’s YouTube channel. In the sermon, he asked his colleagues, "Where is your faith"?
In a related report, stakeholders especially doctors and medical practitioners raised concerns over the current deviation from what they described as the original COVID-19 vaccination plan designed after the arrival of the about 4 million Astrazeneca vaccine into Nigeria.
The chairman of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Sanusi Muhammed said the initial plan of vaccinating health workers, frontline workers, those with higher morbidity and mortality rate is not being adhered to nationwide.