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Sultan debunks poisonous vaccine rumours, cautions rumour mongers

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Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar. [File Photo]


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has dismissed reports that vaccines for polio and some other diseases contain poisonous substances.

The ruler cautioned individuals spreading such false information to desist from politicizing​ health issues of innocent Nigerians.

Abubakar gave the admonition on Tuesday, during the courtesy call of Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Health Care, which he led to Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State in Lafia.

The Sultan expressed his disappointment at rumours that vaccines meant for immunization has been “contaminated to poison certain groups of people and followers of certain religion in the country.”

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He insisted that the vaccines were not intended tokill anyone but protect Nigerians from communicable diseases.

He said, “The vaccines are not meant to kill anybody but to protect Nigerians from these communicable diseases. We will never support anything that will hurt anybody.”

Expressing appreciation, Governor Al-Makura praised the Sultan and members of the committee for selecting ​ Nasarawa State to hold its 3rd quarter meeting.

The meeting was organised to discuss ways of protecting Nigerians from communicable diseases.




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Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_

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