Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has said the COVID-19 vaccines being administered to Nigerians in the country are not from Bill Gates.
He said this in a post on Twitter on Wednesday.
He had claimed in a tweet last year that the vaccine being produced was a plot by American billionaire entrepreneur, Bill Gates, to reduce the population of the African continent.
But the former minister in the country in his latest tweet said the Oxfords/AstraZeneca vaccine being administered in Nigeria have been tried and tested, approved and successfully administered all over the world.
According to him, those who have been vaccinated are not being used as guinea pigs as earlier speculated, adding that there is a difference from the alleged exploratory vaccines that the World Health Organization (WHO) wanted to test on Africans which was spoken against and rejected last year.
He added that the American billionaire and his foundation have no connection whatsoever with Oxford AstraZeneca, manufacturers of the vaccines.
He wrote, “The Covid vaccines we are taking in Nigeria are not Bill Gates’ vaccines and neither are we being used as Guinea pigs. These ones are tried & tested, have already been approved & have been administered successfully throughout the world. This is the Oxford Azrazeneca brand.
“There is a world of difference between what we are being given in Nigeria & the exploratory vaccines that @WHO had wanted to test Africans with which we spoke against & resisted last year.Most importantly Bill Gates& his foundation have no connection with Oxford Azrazeneca.
“I would not touch anything Bill Gates with a barge pole for obvious reasons. Mark it.”