The Federal Government, on Tuesday, hinted that it might sanction anybody who refused to take COVID-19 vaccines when it is made available to them.
The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, made the stement at a press briefing in Abuja.
He said: the Federal Government might “apply the basic rule of law” against such people, because they would be endangering the lives of others.
“The Presidential Steering Committee and the Federal Ministry of Health are exploring ways of making vaccines more available to all Nigerians, including federal civil servants and corporate entities.
“Once these vaccines are made equitably available to all Nigerians, then we will need to have a frank discussion about justice, fairness and liberty that exist around vaccine hesitancy.
“If some individuals refuse to take the vaccine, hence endangering those who have or those who could not due to medical exemptions, then we have to apply the basic rule of law, which stipulates that your human right stops where mine begins.
“So, you have a right to refuse vaccines, but you do not have the right to endanger the health of others.”
posted 2021-09-01 05:35:36