“Covid-19 vaccine not compulsory”, says Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar II, has said that people are not under compulsion to be injected with the Covid-19 vaccine.

He, therefore, recommended that questions should be asked on the nation’s storage capacity whenever the vaccine eventually arrives in Nigeria.

The Sultan, who is the President-General, Nigeria’s Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, stated this during the sensitisation programme on Covid-19 vaccine for Muslim Scholars and Imams in Nigeria, facilitated by the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (NPHCDA) on Wednesday, in Abuja.

At the event, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shu’aib, assured the people that Nigeria would rather not have a vaccine than bring in a bad vaccine, adding that no vaccine would be brought into the country unless certified safe for use.

Shu’aib stressed that eradication of polio would not have been possible without the Sultan and others.

The Sultan, therefore, urged participants at the programme to ask questions on storage capacity when the vaccine eventually comes into Nigeria.

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