I’ll Never Take COVID-19 Vaccination, I Am Not Guinea Pig, Bello Blows Hot
The Executive Governor of kogi State, Mr. Yahaya Bello, has stated that he will not get vaccinated with the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines, which he described, it is meant for guinea pig.
The Nigeria government had kicked off AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccination for Nigerians on Friday, with the President Muhammadu Buhari , the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and other governors to take their turn of the vaccination on Saturday.
However, governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, who has consistently maintained his disagreement with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, headed by the Secretary to government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has maintained that himself and the citizens of Kogi state will not under go the vaccination, stating they are not guinea pig.
Gov. Yahaya Bello, who raised his objection on a live Television programme, Channels Television ‘Politics Today, monitored by Nationalwatchng, stated that his government, have other issues of governance, aimed to give Kogi indigenous, the best administration and not subjecting them to guinea pig vaccination.
“The last Yellow Fever (outbreak), we vaccinated out 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 sensitize 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.
“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 vaccines and he takes it, it is a welcome development.
“As far as I am concerned, I as a person, I don’t need to take vaccines. There is nothing wrong with me, I am hale and hearty. I am 100 per cent healthy…I won’t take any vaccine.” Gov. Yahaya Bello said.