- The Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrived Nigeria on March 2 – a year after the country recorded its index case of the deadly virus
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has warned against enmeshing politics with the administration of the COVID-19 vaccines which arrived in the country on Tuesday.
The lawmaker stated this on Friday during the formal Roll Out of the COVID-19 vaccines at the National Hospital in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
“We must not play politics with vaccines; we must not play politics with the health of our neighbour; we must be on the same page whilst we also correct and do what you need to do in terms of your role in checking the government and holding their feet to the fire”, he said.
He urged all Nigerians to rally behind the Federal Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, describing it as “an unseen enemy” wreaking havoc around the world.
The Speaker appealed to the media to pass accurate information about the virus and the vaccines to the public and ensure that the right decisions were taken always.
He noted that only a collective effort devoid of politics and conspiracy theories could guarantee a successful war against the virus.
The vaccination exercise, Gbajabiamila added, was an “epical” moment in the history of the country, as Nigeria finally began the journey of fighting a pandemic that ravaged it and changed lifestyles in the last one year.
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