Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has advised Nigerians not to play politics with the COVID-19 vaccines.
The Speaker warned that allowing conspiracy to thrive will affect the successful rollout of the vaccines.
He made the call during the Flag-off of COVID-19 Vaccination in Nigeria on Friday.
Nigeria had taken on delivery of close to four million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday.
According to him, “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 further said, “Therefore when a country goes to war, you go as one. I want to implore the journalists and implore all Nigerians, therefore, not to give in to conspiracy theories because we will hear them.”
Gbajabiamila finally called on everyone to rally behind the government to fight the pandemic.