Nigeria’s Federal Government is considering sanctioning eligible citizens who refuse COVID-19 vaccination.
This was revealed by the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib.
Shuaib gave the hint during a press briefing on Tuesday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
He said the government may “apply the basic rule of law” against refusers owing to the danger they will pose to the lives of other people.
Shuaib said, “the Presidential Steering Committee and the Federal Ministry of Health is 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 would 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.”
Recall that the governments of Edo and Ondo States already announced restrictions to selected public places for those who would not take COVID-19 vaccination.
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