The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has wrongly alleged that Covid-19 vaccines are intended to harm people and has prevented their use.
The spike in coronavirus cases in Nigeria has contributed to a need for vaccines to limit the transmission of the virus.
The federal government declared that Nigerians will receive coronavirus vaccine by January 2021.
However, in a viral video, Yahaya Bello doubted and condemned the authenticity of the vaccine.
Bello asked why there is no cure for HIV and many other human-disrupting diseases, but after just 1 year, a coronavirus vaccine has been created.
He said: “Vaccines are being produced in less than one year of COVID-19. There is no vaccine yet for HIV, malaria, cancer, headache and for several other diseases that are killing us. They want to use the (COVID-19) vaccines to introduce the disease that will kill you and us. God forbid.
“We should draw our minds back to what happened in Kano during the Pfizer polio vaccines that crippled and killed our children. We have learned our lessons.
“If they say they are taking the vaccines in the public allow them take their vaccines. Don’t say I said you should not take it but if you want to take it, open your eyes before you take the vaccines.”