We can’t force Nigerians to take covid-19 vaccine – Sultan tells FG

The  Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar, has counseled the Federal Government that nobody should receive covid-19 vaccine against his/her will.


The Sultan who is the President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, state this during the sensitisation programme on COVID-19 vaccine for Muslim Scholars and Imams in Nigeria on Wednesday, January 27.


“I believe that we cannot force people to take vaccine. There are myths, people talk of conspiracy theories.


I am not giving an answer to anything. If the vaccine is meant to kill us, will anybody wait for this COVID-19 vaccines before killing us? If anybody wants to kill us, there are millions and one ways to kill us. But I am not giving an answer to anything that the COVID-19 vaccine is this or that. The vaccines are free, we are not paying for the vaccine, it is your choice to take the vaccine.”he said


The monarch said what the Federal government needs to do is sensitize the public on the importance of taking the vaccine and not force people to take it.



Source:LIB


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