President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Wednesday said Nigerians will not be forced to take the COVID-19 vaccination.
The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora stated this during an interview on Arise TV.
"Nothing will be made mandatory. It's optional. The choice is yours. Nobody will be forced to take any vaccine," he said.
The Minister when asked if the vaccine would be made mandatory later said, "If that happens, it would not be a decision of Nigeria."
Mamora further stated that countries might have to start demanding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate before allowing outsiders in.
He said Nigeria may be influenced by a demand by countries for a certificate of vaccination, adding that "it may just be something that will become global.
The Federal government on Wednesday said the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccines which arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday is not allotted to the rich people.
The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, stated this while speaking on Channels TV.
Source: Naija News