COVID-19 Vaccine: Buhari Issues Stern Warning to World Leaders

COVID-19 Vaccine: Buhari Issues Stern Warning to World Leaders

  • President Buhari has cautioned world leaders and global health institutions in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines
  • The Nigerian leader on Thursday, November 11, said sidelining less privileged countries would undermine the entire effort for safety
  • According to the president, export restrictions that encourage needless hoarding of vaccines need to be lifted

World leaders and global health institutions have been cautioned against sidelining less priveledged countries in terms of access to COVID-19 vaccines.

President Muhammadu Buhari issued the warning on Thursday, November 11, while delivering a keynote speech at the Paris Peace Forum (PPF).

President Buhari
President Buhari attends opening ceremony of Paris Peace Forum in France. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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In a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, and shared on Facebook, the president said the needless hoarding of vaccines will undermine the entire effort for safety.

According to him, export restrictions that encouraged hoarding of vaccines needed to be lifted.

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While welcoming the pledges by industrialised countries to share vaccines, Buhari appealed that such guarantees should be fulfilled in a timely manner.

He expressed gratitude to countries like France, which had donated vaccines to developing countries.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Don’t force workers to get vaccinated, persuade them, NLC sends message to FG

Earlier, reported that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) called on the federal government to stop the use of force in the enforcement of workers' vaccination.

The president of NLC, in a statement released on its official Facebook page and sent to on Monday, October 25, Ayuba Wabba made this call while also appealing to civil servants to get vaccinated.

Wabba who emphasized on the need for workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, insists the FG should employ the use of persuasion and conviction rather than force.

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Meanwhile, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye said he is not against the COVID-19 vaccine.

Speaking to his congregants at the monthly Holy Ghost Night, the cleric said he never instructed them not to be vaccinated.

He advised RCCG members who are willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine to go ahead and do so. According to him, he will not hesitate to take the vaccine for the sake of Christ.


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