NOA debunks insinuations that COVID Vaccine is a population control measure

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Garba Abari

By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has debunked insinuations that the COVID-19 Vaccine is a control cum DNA altering measure, stressing that no vaccine will be allowed into Nigeria or administered to without thorough testing and approval by relevant Nigerian authorities.

Director General of NOA, Garba Abari, who called on to jettison the conspiracy theories as baseless, stated this while reacting to various sinister motives being attributed to the planned vaccination a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Press, Paul Odenyi, made available to Sundiata Post.

He emphasized that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), as the Agency responsible for certifying medications for Nigeria and the National Health Care Agency (NPHCDA), as the Agency responsible for administration of vaccines Nigeria will never allow any vaccine that will endanger the lives and wellbeing of .

Abari said, moreover, that the COVID-19 Vaccines are the products of rigorous research by globally reputable companies which produce many of the vaccines used against several diseases across the world, including Nigeria, adding that the COVID-19 Vaccines have been subjected to standard tests and certified safe by the World Health Organization.

The NOA Director General described as unfortunate the narratives being put out by some in the country alleging that the vaccines have ulterior motives. He called on political, religious and to be cautious with their utterances and be guided by reliable and verifiable knowledge base rather than assumptions to avoid misguiding their followers.
He therefore urged to themselves available for COVID-19 vaccination whenever the vaccines are available in the country and administered by the NPHCDA after NAFDAC approval as there is no cause for apprehension over the vaccines.