Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has raised alarm that Covid-19 vaccine is manufactured to kill people.
The Governor made this controversial statement in a viral video, warning Nigerians to avoid it.
It should be noted that Nigeria is currently recording average of 1000 Covid-19 cases daily as the country battles the second wave of the pandemic.
Against this background, the federal government hasthat the vaccine will soon arrive the country,.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and other top Government functionaries will receive the vaccine on live TV
However, Governor Bello sees this in a different light.
Acccording to hiim“: 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 (COVID-19) vaccines to introduce the disease that will kill you and us. God forbid,” he said.
“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 the public, allow them 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.”
In a related development, the NCDC, on Tuesday reported 1,617 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, with Lagos high on the list with 776 positive cases.
The country now has a total of 112,004 confirmed cases, 89,939 discharged patients and 1,449 fatalities.