By Henry Umoru
Governors, under the aegis of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, yesterday took a swipe at their colleague in Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, for saying COVID- 19 vaccines were designed to kill people, saying that he was on his own. Rising from the 24th Teleconference meeting of the forum, the governors resolved to continue to be informed and guided by science.
In a communique signed by the chairman and Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, the governors said they would unite to ensure that every decision taken got public and professional trust, not compromised by conflicts of interest. “On the ill-fated pronouncement made by a member of the Forum regarding the COVID-19 vaccine in a national daily, the Forum totally and categorically dissociates itself from the statement. ‘’The Forum will continue to be informed and guided by science and will ensure that every decision it takes retains public and professional trust and is not compromised by conflicts of interest.” It would be recalled that Governor Bello had cautioned Nigerians against COVID-19 vaccines, claiming that they were meant to kill people.