Posted on Wed 18 Oct 2017, 10:17 PM

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Oduwole has urged all Nigerians to disregard the ongoing rumours about the military administering vaccinations on school children.

The Minister in a statement signed by the Director Media and Public Relations, Mrs. Boade Akinola on Wednesday bin Abuja asked Nigerians to remain calm as government is committed to the wellbeing of Nigerians wherever they live.

According to him, any vaccination by government agencies would be done in conjuction with states and Local Governments and necessary awareness endeavours would be carried out before the exercise begins.

Oduwole stated that the military does not participate in vaccination exercises and where only involved in such in areas that are not easily accessible due to security challenges. 

Also speaking on the issue, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), dismissed the speculations. "The Federal Government states clearly that there was neither such harmful vaccination that took place nor any currently taking place in any part of the country"

He however appealed to those spereading the rumours to desist from such acts as they undermine the trust and faith people had in the health system.

 

By Joseph Odeh

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