Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr. Boss Mustapha has said that the widespread speculations that covid-19 vaccine is manufactured to kill Africans is not true.
The SGF made this known during the inauguration of the State House Clinic Special Care Centre (COVID-19 Isolation Centre), Abuja.
Calling on Nigerians to reject the rumour, he said that it is unthinkable to think that anyone will spend billions of dollars in manufacturing vaccines to kill in African
Mustapha said that the Federal Government would keep encouraging Nigerians to take advantage of the vaccine when the time comes, adding that ‘‘the vaccines are safe, effective and for our benefit”.
“We will appeal and explain to our people that if you do not take the vaccine, the danger of falling terribly sick and eventually dying is there.
‘‘We will be blunt to them that if you don’t take the COVID-19 vaccine, you may not be able to go anywhere in the world very soon. Even when you want to go and perform your spiritual obligation, that will be subjected to your COVID-19 status,” he said.
Speaking on the state house health facility being inaugurated, Mustapha said that a testing laboratory for the virus would soon be at the State House Clinic.