Due to the fears generates in some quarters about the credibility of the the COVID-19 vaccines, President Mohammadu Buhari has assured that the vaccines will not cause any harm.
The President called on the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) to help in the mobilisation for vaccination.
Buhari made his opinion known when he hosted thee a delegation of NSCIA, led by the President-General and Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar.
It was gathered that the President used the opportunity to debunked fears on Coronavirus’ the vaccines.
A source said: “At the meeting, the President assured us that he will ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines being brought will not endanger any Nigerian.
“He said the pandemic is global and he attaches importance to the health and safety of Nigetians.
“He asked NSCIA to assist in mobilizing Muslims and other Nigerians to be part of the vaccination which will soon begin.
“Although neither the Sultan nor any member of the NSCIA is opposed to COVID-19 vaccines, there has been anxiety over the vaccines in view of the Pfizer experiment in Kano State in the past.”
The President added “As government continues to work towards managing this crisis, it is also critical that you lend your voices in support of those basic but fundamental protocols that can significantly curtail the spread of this disease – Washing of our hands, Using facemasks and ensuring social distancing as much as possible have been proven to be our first line of defense in the fight against this virus.
”Furthermore and much more important, when the vaccines which we are working hard to procure for the nation arrive, please, please join in the drive to educate people that these vaccines are meant to save lives and protect everyone”.