Politics I won’t take Covid vaccine, Kogi people are not guinea pigs –Yahaya Bello 4 months ago Everydaynews As Nigeria commenced its vaccination against the lethal coronavirus infection on Friday, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said he won’t receive the vaccine even as his colleagues are expected to receive shots of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines in the coming days. Bello spoke on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme . He also said there was nothing medically wrong with him and he won’t allow the people of the state to be used as “guinea pigs”. Nigeria had on Tuesday received about four million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shipped into the country through the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. Some health workers including the first Nigerian to receive the vaccine on the country’s soil, Dr. Cyprian Ngong of the National Hospital, Abuja, received shots of the vaccines when the exercise was flagged off by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Friday in Abuja. READ Proceeds of banditry, kidnapping used in funding Boko Haram— El-RufaiThe President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as well as some governors are also expected to receive shots of the vaccines on Saturday to dissipate vaccine hesitancy amongst Nigerians. But speaking on Friday, the Kogi governor said, “COVID-19 is not our business in Kogi State. We have more pertinent issues and more pertinent matters that we are attending to in Kogi State. Insecurity we met, we’ve tackled it and several others. Disunity we met on ground and we have united Kogi State today not COVID-19. “COVID-19 is just a minute aspect of what we are treating or handling in Kogi State; there have been outbreaks of Lassa Fever and Yellow Fever and those were handled without making noise about it. READ 2023: Plans to use fake website to discredit Save Enugu Group exposed“The last Yellow Fever (outbreak), we vaccinated our people against Yellow Fever, we encouraged them, we educated them and they felt the impact…If the Federal Government is gracious enough and give us COVID-19 vaccines, we will equally sensitise our people, people who wish to come and take can come and take but I am not going to subject the people of Kogi State to vaccines or vaccination and I will not make them the guinea pigs. Continuing, Bello said, “Mr President is the leader of this country. I respect him so high; all of us respect him so much. We love him and he is leading by example. If he needs to take the vaccine and he takes it, it is a welcome development. READ Insecurity: Umahi, INEC disagree over 2023 election dates announcement“As far as I am concerned, I don’t need to take the vaccine. There is nothing wrong with me, I am hale and hearty. I am 100 per cent healthy…I won’t take any vaccine.” Share this:TweetTelegramWhatsApp Related Tags: COVID-19, Gov. yahaya Bello, Kogi State Continue Reading Previous Fani-Kayode beat me during pregnancy, says ex-wifeNext I believe Buhari not sleeping over insecurity –Jonathan More Stories Politics 2023: Ekweremadu, Isi-uzo, Nkanu Land and the next Enugu Governor 2 days ago Everydaynewsngr Politics CNPP disowns Adonis Igwe…dissociates itself from statement attacking Nkanu rally 3 days ago Everydaynewsngr Politics 2023: Enugu markets shutdown as Nkanu land hold rally to push for guber position 5 days ago Everydaynewsngr Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.