On Friday, CAN chairman in Kogi, Bishop John Ibenu, has urged people in the state to accept and take the COVID-19 vaccine, saying it is safe.
Ibenu gave the advice in Lokoja when officials of Kogi State Ministry of Health and Kogi Primary Health Care Development Agency paid him an advocacy visit preparatory to receiving COVID-19 vaccines in the state.
He said a stakeholders meeting between CAN National President, His Eminence Dr Ayokunle Samson, the Minister of Health, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, NAFDAC and others came to the conclusion that COVID-19 is real.
He assured Nigerians that CAN would be the number one body to stand against anything that could harm anyone.
The bishop commended the Ministry of Health and the governor in particular for being very open and practical in handling the issue of COVID-19 from the onset.
“We listened to many presentations by professionals and we carried out our own investigation and concluded that the vaccine is beneficial to mankind and that everyone should accept it.”
“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe; there is no trick in it; please let us not be left behind.’’
“It is for the benefit of humanity and we certify it to be okay for everybody,’’ he stressed.
“As far as COVID-19 is concerned, the Kogi government has taken the most pragmatic approach in addressing the situation from Day One of the virus,’’ Ibenu said.