COVID-19: Protesters shut down Edo over compulsory vaccination - Punch Newspapers
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27 September 2021Members of civil society organisations and students on Monday took to major streets in Edo State to protest against the compulsory COVID-19 vaccination policy put in place by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration.The protesters, who grounded vehicular movement in the metropolis, carried placards bearing inscriptions as: ‘We need security in Edo, not vaccine’; ‘We will resist any form of executive rascality’; ‘Hunger is killing us, not COVID-19’; ‘Obaseki obey court order’; ‘My body is my right’; ‘Share COVID-19 palliative’.
They also threatened to completely shut down government houses, government agencies/parastatals, corporate organisations enforcing ‘no vaccine, no entry’ policies, stressing that the protest of Monday was just a warning.Speaking at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Edo State Council, the coordinator of the Freedom Ambassador Organisation, Curtis Ogbebor, said they were out to express their displeasure over the compulsory vaccination in the state, noting that other pressing issues such as security should be the governor’s priority and not COVID-19 vaccination.
He said, “We have come out today to send a warning and an advice for him to urgently withdraw that enforcement order. If he refuses to withdraw that order in 48 hours, we will mobilise to shut down the economy of the state. We cannot fold our arms and watch the act of illegality happen in our state. headtopics.comRead more: The Punch Newspapers »
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When palliatives came, he didn't force it on them, now he is forcing them to be vaccinated. World people The governor should have persuade his people to be vaccinated and not to force it on them. The people are stressed up already with a lot of economic hardship. Austin75047722 Oga leave them alone. Those that will remain will remain. Those that will go will go.
You can't give what you don't have. If you couldn't force people in the State to take the much needed economic rescuing Covid-19 palliatives during lockdown, you can't force Covid-19 vaccines compulsorily on them when they survived the lockdown by Providence. Good Hunger dey kill Nigerians you guys are not doing anything about it. Government even hid palliative. Lol 😂
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