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Fayemi To Bello: Don’t  Risk Lives of Your Citizens in Kogi

Few hours after the Nigerian Governors Forum berated governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello over a spurious statement on COVID-19 vaccine, chairman of the forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has warned his Kogi State counterpart to tread with care.

Bello had in a recent statement suggested that the COVID-19 vaccines are being introduced to kill the masses. 

Governor Bello said that the COVID-19 vaccines being produced in less than one year are used to introduce new diseases that will kill many.

Reacting to Bello’s claim, Governor Fayemi appealed to his Kogi counterpart, urging him not to risk the lives of the citizens.

The Ekiti State Governor who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday said while the Kogi State Governor has a right to his reservations, the most appropriate to respond to a matter of such import is not to be dismissive.

Fayemi said the preponderance at the level of the Nigerian Governors Forum believes that COVID-19 is real, adding that there is a need to respond to the challenges that have emanated from the pandemic.

The governor who says COVID-19 is not just a health issue said it behooves public office holders to work in concert with the Federal Government to get to the bottom of the problem which is not peculiar to Nigeria.


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