“Take Covid-19 vaccine or you may die”, FG warns Nigerians

…To establish testing laboratory at State House clinic

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians that they either take the Covid-19 vaccine or they may become sick and die.

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, said yesterday, in Abuja.

Speaking at the commissioning of State House Clinic Special Care Centre (COVID-19 Isolation Centre), Mustapha said the Federal Government would continue to encourage Nigerians to get vaccinated, when the time comes, because “the vaccines are safe, effective and for our benefit”.

According to him, “We will appeal and explain to our people that if you do not take the vaccine, the danger of falling terribly sick and eventually dying is there”.

The PTF Chairman also dismissed conspiracy theories concerning the vaccines, saying ‘‘I don’t believe anyone will spend billions of dollars in manufacturing vaccines in order to kill us in Africa.’’

He also said the Buhari administration is using the challenges posed by the pandemic as an opportunity to change Nigeria’s health infrastructure.

The Government also said a COVID-19 testing laboratory will soon be established at the State House Clinic.

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