FG threatens to enforce vaccinations as Courts, NMA, JOHESU kick against compulsion

Written by on September 1, 2021

The Federal Government has hinted that it might sanction anybody who refused to take COVID-19 vaccines after they had been made available to all Nigerians.


The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, gave the hint of possible sanctions at a press briefing in Abuja.

This was as a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, barred the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from enforcing compulsory COVID-19 vaccination in the state.


The Nigerian Medical Association and health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union faulted the move.

While the NMA said the people had the right to reject vaccines the same way they could reject medical treatment, JOHESU stated that the move to make vaccination compulsory was senseless.


Obaseki had last week said any resident of the state, who refused to take the vaccine, would be barred from public places and large gatherings.

Also on Monday, the Ondo State Government said it would bar those without a proof of vaccination from churches, mosques and other public places.

Credit: Punch


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