What Bamgbose says about Nigerians taking Covid-19 vaccine


Olusegun Bamgbose, National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance has warned about Nigerians taking Covid-19 vaccine.

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo had announced a plan to publicly receive the coronavirus vaccine before its citizens.

However, the 2023 Presidential aspirant said “It’s never safe yet to take the vaccines. They have been told, but the pressure is being mounted on them to do it to encourage Nigerians to take it.”

He added that “If for any reason they [Buhari and Osinbajo] had the live telecast, it won’t be the vaccine that will be administered on them.”

He urged Nigerians to wait 6 to 9 months to learn from those who were vaccinated before attempting it.

“The truth of the matter remains that it’s not yet very safe for any African to be vaccinated. This is simply because no one can a hundred per cent guarantee that the vaccine is well adapted to work maximally if administered on an African.”

“I believe the Presidency is aware of this medical fact. Nigerians should be wary of being vaccinated for the main time. Nigerians will have to wait for the next 6 to 9 months to medically evaluate the effects on those who are already vaccinated.”

“The much-publicized live telecast vaccination of the Presidency should be taken with a pinch of salt. It’s doubtful if Buhari and Osinbajo will take the COVID-19 vaccine as it has been much advertised.”

“It could be a ploy to just encourage Nigerians to take it. Caution is the keyword here. Considering the new strain of the virus, one wonders how effective the vaccine will be.” “One should also think about the side effects. I’ll urge Nigerians to be careful. I seriously doubt if Buhari as a person will subject himself to such a risk.

Meanwhile, Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been named as first Nigerian to receive the vaccine.


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