Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has revealed that he took his own jab of the COVID-19 vaccine quietly.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike confirmed taking the COVID-19 vaccination dispelling insinuations that he refused to take the jab.
Wike also said ahead of the resumption of international flights at the Port Harcourt Airport, the government would dissolve the tribunal set up to prosecute violators of COVID-19 protocol if federal authorities tried to influence the outcome of cases.
The governor in a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, spoke on Saturday when the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 delegation led by the National Incident Manager, Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad paid him a courtesy at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
He said: “Some people said that I did not take my vaccine. I did, but am not into the public show. Taking a vaccine is not undertaking any project for anybody to see that you have taken the vaccine.
“It has turned to politics. Assuming what am taking is not the vaccine? Yes, I can pretend and then they will put it on the news that I have taken the vaccine.
“Nigerians like to play politics with everything. They will call the press, Governor this has taken, Governor that has taken. But let them not tell you that I have not taken. I did my own in the Government House Clinic quietly. So I don’t need to begin to announce it to the world.”
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Rivers deputy governor, others vaccinated
Meanwhile Dr. Banigo-Harry received the first dose of the vaccine at the event at the State House
A total of 150, 000 doses were deployed in the state.
Health Commissioner Prof. Chike Chikere was the next person to be vaccinated after the deputy governor and followed by other governor’s aides.
Also, the state chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ambassador Akawo, some UNICEF officials in the state as well as some Government House workers were also vaccinated.