The National Orientation Agency has called on Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories making the rounds about the COVID-19 Vaccines and the various sinister motives being attributed to them.
In a statement by Paul Odenyi Assistant Director Press said while responding to insinuations said Director General of NOA Garba Abari debunked the idea that the vaccines will be use as a population control cum DNA altering measure.
He also said that no vaccine will be allowed into Nigeria or administered to Nigerians without thorough testing and approval by relevant Nigerian authorities.
He explained that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) as the Agency responsible for certifying medications for use in Nigeria and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency are those responsible for administration of vaccines in Nigeria will never allow any vaccine that will endanger the lives and wellbeing of Nigerians.
Abari further said that the COVID-19 Vaccines are the products of rigorous research by globally reputable companies which produce many of the vaccines used against several other diseases across the world including Nigeria.
He called on political, religious and traditional 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.