There’s no COVID-19 in Kogi – Lawmakers Express Doubt Over Taking Vaccine

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There’s no COVID-19 in Kogi – Lawmakers Express Doubt Over Taking Vaccine
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Federal lawmakers from Kogi State have said they are indecisive on whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Senate receive a jab of the vaccine on Tuesday and senators to have the vaccine.

But the leader of the Kogi lawmakers’ forum in the National Assembly, Smart Adeyemi, in an interview with Punch, said they have not reached a decision on the issue.

According to Adeyemi, who is also the Vice-Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, all the 12 National Assembly members from the state were solidly behind the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, who has been insistent that there is no COVID-19 in the state.

He said the only consideration that could make them go for the vaccination would be to prevent them from infecting their constituents in the state in the event that they travelled home.

Adeyemi said, “The Kogi State legislators in the National Assembly have not thought of taking the vaccines yet, but if ever we will take it at all, it is because we are in Abuja where there is COVID-19 but there is no COVID in our state.”

“I don’t know the magic in Kogi State because the coronavirus is not killing our people. If it is leading to deaths in the state, I would be the first person to cry out and disagree with our governor but our people are not dying and they are not falling ill.

“I agree with our governor that there is no COVID-19 in Kogi State. If the disease is there, people would have been dying. It appears COVID-19 is afraid of the Kogi people. To a large extent, we are convinced that our governor knows what he is doing and saying.”

The senator added that even Ministry of Health officials told him that they did not know what was happening in Kogi that was keeping people from dying from COVID-19.

“We cannot be killing our people just to justify that the disease is real. We are not just saying yes to our governor but we are also saying yes to him because nobody has died of the disease.”


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