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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has charged Nigerians not to give in to conspiracy theories concerning COVID-19 vaccines but to accept the vaccine.
He said only a collective effort devoid of politics and conspiracy theories could guarantee a successful war against COVID-19.
The Speaker appealed to the media to pass accurate information about the virus and the vaccines to the public.
He said this in Abuja at the National Flag-off of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria on Friday.
According to him, “This is the time for us to rally behind the government. Like the Secretary to the Government of the Federation has said, the virus knows no creed, knows no religion, knows no ethnicity, knows no sex and knows no age.
“So, it is important for all of us to come together as a country to fight the pandemic As I have often said, we are actually in a war, but in a war with an unseen enemy.
“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.”
He added, “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.”
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