VACCINE ALERT: RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT, PLEASE TELL US THE TRUTH.
CAVEAT: “THIS IS NOT FOR POLITICS, IT IS ABOUT THE PEOPLES’ HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH”.
Dear Rivers State Government,
It was recently reported that our dear Deputy Governor, the Commissioner of Health and other aides to the Governor have taken the vaccine. On the other hand, there are rumors making the rounds that Nigeria got the ‘least potent’ brand of the available vaccines with the highest side effects. If this is true, then it is unacceptable and sinful to intentionally request less premium product for your citizens.
I know the Rivers State Government did not directly order for her own vaccines, but the central government (federal government).
I was also wondering why the State Governor did not take the vaccine, but his deputy. Has the Governor built natural immunity for Coronavirus already? Very recently, Kano state was agog. The State Governor had ordered the vaccine to be tried on the Imams and Limans instead of starting from himself and staff. Is there something citizens are unaware of about this vaccine?
Now to the crux of this post. It has also been rumored that what we see government officials take on television as vaccine is actually something else and not the so-called vaccine.
So, does it mean our dear Governor have refused to play to the gallery so he sent his deputy to take the ‘something else’ (maybe, maleria injection or so) and not the rumored Coronavirus vaccine? Please, Madam Deputy Governor, can you tell your people(the good people of Rivers State) what you actually took?
Of all the available vaccines, research shows Astrazeneca has the lowest potency levels with more side effects followed by Johnson & Johnsons. Moderna and Pfizer have proven to be 94% & 95% potent respectively. Why go for a product that is just within 59-62% or even less when you have the one for 95%? What is going on? Citizens lives should matter.
I am sincerely requesting the Rivers State Government to protect and preserve the lives of Rivers people. Do not force anyone in Rivers State that is not willing to take the shots, we can use our local means instead of this.
There is public mistrust in this already, the Government must do all it can to redeem the trust of the people.
As always, I come in peace!
Maobuye Nangi Obu
Writing from Krakrama Town, in Asari-Toru LGA of Rivers State.