Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said the Federal Government must prioritise getting the country out of recession over purchasing COVID-19 vaccines.
He said the country does not deserve the “brouhaha coming up about COVID-19 and vaccines”.
“All these brouhaha coming up about Covid-19 and vaccines, I don’t think we deserve it now. We have a struggling economy that Mr President inherited, recession, low income, left, right, and centre and Mr President is doing his best to pull out of the woods,” he said.
“Those of us charged with the responsibility of advising Mr President should do that with utmost fear of God Almighty.”
Bello also criticised the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for importing foreign measures to manage the pandemic in the country.
“You can’t do cut and paste on issues like this,” the governor stated.