Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has distanced himself from the agreement of other governors on the covid-19 vaccine, stating that they have been produced to kill people.
As seen speaking to a crowd of people in a viral video, the Kogi governor doubted the authenticity of the coivd-19 vaccine which is set to arrive Nigeria soon.
While Bello did not provide any evidence in the video to support his claims that the vaccine could be dangerous to health, he wondered why there is no cure yet for HIV and many other diseases troubling mankind.
“Vaccines are being produced in less than one year of COVID-19. There is no vaccine yet for HIV, malaria, cancer, headache and for several other diseases that are killing us. They want to use the vaccines to introduce the disease that will kill you and us. God forbid.
“We should draw our minds back to what happened in Kano during the Pfizer polio vaccines that crippled and killed our children. We have learned our lessons.
“If they say they are taking the vaccines in public, allow them to take their vaccines. Don’t say I said you should not take it but if you want to take it, open your eyes before you take the vaccines,” Bello said.
Even as the Nigerian Governors Forum led by Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State have endorsed the vaccine and declared that they would receive it on live television, this is not the first time the Kogi governor would be making controversial assertions about the virus or the potency of the vaccine.
Recall that in December last year when he appeared on a Channel’s TV programme, Bello also questioned the need for Nigeria to procure covid-19 vaccine.
“What is applicable over there may not work in Nigeria. We don’t need to participate in this marketing of COVID-19 vaccine. We should channel the money we want to use to buy the vaccines to other things. The Presidential Task Force should give the right advice to the president,” he said.
Kogi remains one of the states where covid-19 figures are believed to be highly questionable, as the governor has always maintained that there is no coronavirus in the state.
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