The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has dispelled rumour that vaccines for polio and some other diseases contain poisonous substances.
The monarch warned those peddling such claim to stop politicizing health issues of innocent Nigerians.
Abubakar said this yesterday when he led the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Health Care on a courtesy call on Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State in Lafia.
The monarch expressed dismay at insinuations that vaccines meant for immunization has been “contaminated to poison certain groups of people and followers of certain religion in the country.”
He maintained that the vaccines were not meant yo kill anybody but protect Nigerians from communicable diseases.
According to the Sultan, he would never support anything that would kill anybody.
He said, “The vaccines are not meant to kill anybody but to protect Nigerians from these communicable diseases. We will never support anything that will hurt anybody.”
Also speaking, Governor Al-Makura commended the Sultan and other members of the committee for opting for Nasarawa State to hold its 3rd quarter meeting.
The meeting was aimed at deliberating on ways of protecting Nigerians from communicable diseases.
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