“Resist any attempts to commercialize the COVID-19 vaccine,” Falana urges Nigerians.
Nigerian lawyer and activist Femi Falana has called on Nigerians to resist any attempt to commercialize COVID-19 vaccines and sell them to wealthy people.
This was announced on Tuesday on the TV program Politics Today by the leader of the Alliance for Survival from COVID-19 and Beyond, a coalition of trade unions and civil society groups, represented by Vice President Sina Odugbemi.
“When it comes (the vaccine), people may want to trade it, and the strong and the strong may be favored. We need to anticipate these things and put in place mechanisms to make sure we overcome the obstacles because the Nigerian factor will come into play when vaccines are available.
“There will be a special preference. Indeed, the medical professionals we have witnessed may want to find a way to sell one or the other. But then, as soon as this monster shakes its head, it is the duty of all of us – civil society, faith-based organizations and individuals – to get us to reach out to self-control groups. All hands should be on deck. “
The federal government said the first batch of Covid vaccines will arrive in the country between late January and February 2021, adding that the vaccines to be used in the country will be safe and effective.