Obaseki Under Attack for Mandatory Vaccination in Edo State

[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”E” font=”Abril Fatface” color_class=”otw-orange-text” background_color_class=”otw-no-background” size=”large” border_color_class=”otw-orange-border” label_color=”#FF0000″] Nzérékoré do State Governor, Godwin Obaseki is been attacked by Edo people and Nigerians for mandating presentation of Covid-19 Vaccination certificates in the state.

“The presentation of certificates of COVID-19 vaccination will from the second week of September be compulsory  for entry into areas of large gatherings like churches, mosques, banks, wedding, and burial places”.

Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki said this kicking off the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination at the Government House, Benin on Monday.

Obaseki  explained that the proposed measure was informed by the   devastating effects of  the third wave of the virus in the country.

He pointed out that the latest reports indicate that 96 percent of persons infected with Delta variant had  not been vaccinated.

The governor  said: “From what we have seen so far, the COVID-19 is here to stay. There may be other waves. We need to find a solution. That is why vaccination is very important.

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This policy by the Governor however doesn’t sit well with people of the state and many other concerned Nigerians. In a publication he made on his official Facebook page, the Governor released venues where Vaccination takes place in the state.

Reactions that trailed the publication showed the people are against forceful vaccination in the South South state.

“so call health facilities? Mr governor, leave this vaccination matter. It will not work. You can not continue with the race anymore. It is already a failed plan”. – One of the comment said

 

Maurice Yeptei wrote;

You are now the WHO president abi? Twale. Use the analysis to build schools, create roads, empower youths. Charge your lap technicians, your doctors and nurses on research and development of the vaccine, instead of wasting Edo’s money on foreign medicines that are even a donation. What is really wrong with our leaders in this country?

Onaghinor Osa James said – “It’s a good development. But Sir vaccination is a right not a force. Prevention and awareness is what they need. Even here in advance countries where it was worst. People were not forced. People have their rights. Sir”

Engr Jimmy Coker EyeSpy repliedThis is unconstitutional, it’s against human right and its oppression to force anyone to take the vaccine against their will, what Edo need is good roads, electricity, schools, security, etc. for over a year now Edo is without state assembly, local government chairmen or counselors, mass vaccination is the last thing we the Edo people are craving at the moment…this is not a good plan.

 

Simon Blizz also wrote;

Mr Governor Sir, Covid-19 Vaccine is not really the problem of our citizens, people are dying of hunger on daily basis, no job, no good road’s, if it rains a lot of person’s can’t access their home due to bad road’s all over the state, please swing in to action, close to a year now you couldn’t appoint cabinet members to assist you to run your administration, 5 of you’re ruling the state right now as it’s, please his Excellency save your reputation by doing the needful

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