The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has distanced itself from the reported claim by Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello that coronavirus vaccines are meant to kill.
The NGF communicated its position, in a communiqué at the end of its virtual meeting on Wednesday.
The group said: “On the ill-fated pronouncement made by a member of the forum regarding the Covid-19 vaccine in a national daily, the forum totally and categorically dissociated itself from the statement.
The NGF said it “will continue to be informed and guided by science and will ensure that every decision it takes retains public and professional trust and is not compromised by conflicts of interest.”
REPUBLICAN NIGERIA recall that Yahaya Bello kicked against the use of COVID-19 vaccine, falsely stating that the jabs are meant to kill people.
The Governor made this claim in a video widely circulating on Facebook since Sunday morning.
Speaking while addressing a crowd, Bello doubted the authenticity of the vaccine, saying there is no cure for HIV and many other diseases troubling mankind.
“Vaccines are being produced in less than one year of COVID-19. There is no vaccine yet for HIV, malaria, cancer, headache and for several other diseases that are killing us. They want to use the (COVID-19) vaccines to introduce the disease that will kill you and us. God forbid,” he said.
“We should draw our minds back to what happened in Kano during the Pfizer polio vaccines that crippled and killed our children. We have learned our lessons.
“If they say they are taking the vaccines in the public allow them take their vaccines. Don’t say I said you should not take it but if you want to take it open your eyes before you take the vaccines.”