A former lawmaker representing Kogi West in the Nigerian Senate, Dino Melaye has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-administration of importing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine which is the least effective of all World Health Organisation (WHO) approved vaccine.
Dino in a viral video online, accused the government of not having the interest of its citizens at heart, thus opting for the least potent of the available COVID-19 vaccines.
The former lawmaker said Nigerians deserve the best, and that the people at the helm of affairs should provide the best for them.
Melaye said: “There are four notable vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation. That is the AstraZeneca that the Nigerian government imported, we have Pfizer, there are two others Johnson & Johnson and the other one (Moderna). But, what I’m saying is that out of the four, the least is what the Nigerian government imported.
“What I’m saying is that Nigerians deserve the best. The Nigerian government must carry out what I call Citizens Diplomacy. They must show that they love their citizens and desire the best for their citizens. For example, if you go through Johnson & Johnson, it is better than what they had brought. Pfizer is also better.
“If you look at what they call Total Trial Effectiveness of the vaccines, you’ll find out that this AstraZeneca is 62%, 14 days after dose and Pfizer is 95%.”
Recall that the federal government had last week imported the first batch of the AstraZeneca, and President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, publicly took the vaccine on Saturday.