Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said he would not submits himself for vaccination even as his colleagues are expected to receive shots of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines next week.
Bello spoke on Channels Television’sPolitics 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”.
“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 the 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.
Recalls that Nigeria had on Tuesday received about four million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine flown 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.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo are expected to receive shots of the vaccines on Saturday to dissipate vaccine hesitancy amongst Nigerians.