NOA debunks insinuations that COVID Vaccine is a population control measure

Garba Abari

By Chibuike Nwabuko

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

Director General of NOA, Garba Abari, who called on citizens to jettison the as baseless, stated this while reacting to various sinister motives being attributed to the planned vaccination in 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 (), as the Agency responsible for certifying medications for use in Nigeria and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), as the Agency responsible for administration of in Nigeria will never allow any vaccine that will endanger the lives and wellbeing of Nigerians.

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

The NOA Director General described as unfortunate the narratives being put out by some leaders in the country alleging that the have ulterior motives. He called on political, religious and leaders 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 Nigerians to make themselves available for COVID-19 vaccination whenever the vaccines are available in the country and administered by the NPHCDA after approval as there is no cause for apprehension over the vaccines.

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