COVID-19 vaccination: FG to sanction Nigerians who refuse

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Nigerians who refuse COVID-19 vaccination, may now be sanctioned by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

This was disclosed on Tuesday by Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, at a press briefing in Abuja.

Already, the state governments of Edo and Ondo States, had announced some restrictions for those who have not taken COVID-19 vaccine in those states from having access to some public places.

According to the executive director, the government may “apply the basic rule of law” against such people because they will be endangering the lives of other people.

“The Presidential Steering Committee and the Federal Ministry of Health is exploring ways of making vaccines more available to all Nigerians including federal civil servants and corporate entities.

“Once these vaccines are made equitably available to all Nigerians, then we would need to have a frank discussion about justice, fairness and liberty that exist around vaccine hesistancy.

“If some individuals refuse to take the vaccine, hence endangering those who have or those who could not due to medical exemptions, then we have to apply the basic rule of law which stipulates that your human right stops where mine begins.

“So, you have a right to refuse vaccines, but you do not have the right to endanger the health of others”, Shuaib said.

Author: Greg