A Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacokinetics, Chinedum Babalola has taken a swipe at Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State saying ‘the governor must be properly educated on the ravaging COVID – 19.’
Bello had made controversial positions on the fact of COVID – 19, the most recent being his involve rejection of the vaccines.
The governor during a video widely circulating on Facebook was seen discouraging a jeering crowd of supporters from taking the vaccines.
Speaking on the event , Babalola, who is the vice chancellor of the Chrisland University, Abeokuta, said Bello’s position ‘shows he needs proper education and awareness on the virus.’
According to her, massive awareness beyond rural areas must be done towards enlightening Nigerians on the utilization of the vaccines.
Babalola noted that COVID-19 is real, calling on Bello to renounce his early claims in the interest of the general public .
She said “COVID – 19 is real. I can tell you COVID – 19 is real. That’s why I said awareness isn’t just for those within the rural areas. it’s for everyone . There are professors that are even doubting the vaccines on different pages and all that.
“So, this awareness should be from the topmost to the least. If a governor has said that, some people should also take it as their responsibility to teach him properly. COVID – 19 is killing people, I can tell you. I even have lost colleagues too. I even have lost friends and that they died due to COVID – 19 related ill – health.
“I think the governor should be made to know that COVID – 19 is real and therefore the neatest thing he can roll in the hay to renounce it and are available to his people and say ‘COVID – 19 is real. So, protect yourself.’ He needs awareness himself.”
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