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General News of Friday, 5 March 2021


We are not animals - Nigerians opt against taking coronavirus vaccine

Some Nigerians object to the coronavirus vaccination exercise play videoSome Nigerians object to the coronavirus vaccination exercise

Some Nigerians have reacted to the coronavirus vaccination exercise which began on Friday, March 5, 2021, in Abuja, Nigeria.

In a chit-chat with some Nigerians in the diaspora, some were of the view that the money used in procurement of the vaccine could have been used for other important things in the country. Others believe the arrival of the vaccine will go a long way in helping the fight against coronavirus infections.

Having taken delivery of the first batch of doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo took their first jabs on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

According to a citizen, he believes the African leaders are been deceived by the foreign leaders, thereby succumbing to the vaccine produced and sold to them.

"None of my family members will take the vaccine because we don’t believe in coronavirus. They know what they are doing, the way the African leaders give white people chance to play with their intelligence and they themselves they know."

He continued: "We don’t need the vaccine; they should take their vaccine away. Mr President, Mr Buhari we don’t need your vaccine ok, do something better in that country before we can give you kudos but if you know you can’t do it step down."

Igwe 2Pac said “to me, I say it's wrong. Because you cannot tell me that you will bring injection from abroad and start injecting people. We are not animals, it's animals you can do that to. And even in white man’s country, you cannot take a dog and go to hospital and start injecting the dog like that. So, for those vaccination and other things. For me, if you put a knife on my neck I won’t. I’m proud to be an African. So, don’t just force us like we are sheep”.

Another Nigeria welcomed the vaccine but is hopeful there would be no side effects in the future.

“I think it's good because this sickness, about a year now, its getting to two years without a cure and by God’s grace this vaccine has come. It's good if only it doesn’t have any side effects in future because many of us, we are afraid because we thought we will have some side effects some years to come.”

“If they have anything to say or what to do to vaccinate people, they should orientate people. People should know the reason why they are taking it. I will say before I take anything, I need to know what I’m taking because its my body. So, if they say it’s a vaccine, I need to know the component of the vaccine so I really know what my body needs because most times my body reacts to some drugs. If it is not good for me, it will affect me. So, I need to know what I’m taking for my own health.”

“I’m not happy, including those I talk to are not interested in the vaccine. I don’t know why this is causing a whole lot of issues on social media. The government should understand that even in those days there was a harsh sickness that was also like this but it comes and goes. It’s still there. These people should not come and inject people and turn people to animals. I don’t think it’s a good thing at all.”

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