● Northern group backs Kogi governor’s rejection of COVID-19 vaccines

● Northern group backs Kogi governor’s rejection of COVID-19 vaccines

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna

Citar N.G.O, a Kaduna-based organisation, has declared its stand with Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello over his rejection of COVID-19 vaccines, the Northern group saying there may be nothing mistaken with the governor rejecting the vaccines on behalf of the folks of his state.

Governor Bello had early this month introduced that his administration would not reply to the second wave of COVID-19 with worry and panic.

The governor went a step additional to reject COVID-19 vaccines, cautioning the folks not to simply accept the vaccines.

A press release by the CITAR N.G.O spokesman Hayatu Girie in assist of the governor’s place learn:

‘For a governor of a state to take a stand to reject the COVID-19 vaccines shows that he has relevant and impeccable information that some of us don’t have about the virus.

‘We, therefore, don’t have any cause to doubt governor Yahaya Bello. He is an genuine supply of info and he ought to be relied upon.

‘We don’t see him endangering the lives of his folks if he’s not in possession of details about the real nature or in any other case of the vaccines.

‘We additionally agreed with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in a report on June 30, 2020, that COVID-19 is a synthetic creation aimed toward inflicting worry and panic amongst the folks.

‘We additionally agreed with him when he spoke at the third-day prayers for the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana that the chief decide did not die of coronavirus.

‘Governor Bello’s recommendation to residents not to present in to worry and evil of the points of COVID-19 as a result of it is a illness that has been imported, propagated and pressured on the folks for no simply trigger, is a welcome recommendation.

‘We thumb up for Governor Bello and his authorities for rejecting N1.1bn assist fund from the World Bank as a result of of his perception that COVID-19 is a “glorified malaria”.

‘It also gladdened our heart when the governor described the World Bank’s Memorandum of Understanding for the fund as “a one-sided agreement”.

‘We problem anybody to go and test information; Kogi State is the solely state that refused to signal that doc for N1.1bn as a result of governor Bello does not believe in COVID. N500 million had been disbursed, Kogi State did not obtain as a result of the governor rejected it.

‘So when once more earlier this 12 months, Bello discouraged the use of COVID-19 vaccine, stating that they’re meant to kill folks, we equally aligned with him.

‘We call on Nigeria Governors Forum not to dissociates itself from Bello’s feedback on COVID-19, however cooperate with him to seek out out what gave him the confidence to reject the globally accepted vaccines.

‘We also agreed with Governor Bello that these vaccines are being produced in less than one year of COVID-19, and there is no vaccine yet for HIV, malaria, cancer, and for several diseases that are killing us… We should draw our minds back to what happened in Kano during the polio vaccines that crippled and killed our children. We have learned our lessons.’

The Federal Government introduced that Nigerians would obtain the vaccine by February 2021, including {that a} technical working group in the Ministry of Health was engaged on which vaccine will greatest swimsuit Nigeria.

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