The Federal Government on Thursday [28 January] expressed displeasure over the doubts and misinformation being churned out in the public domain about COVID-19 vaccines with a charge on traditional rulers to guide their subjects appropriately.

The government also said it desired “to be on the same page with our traditional and religious leaders” so that programmes that benefit the people could run smoothly.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha… said, “A lot of misinformation about COVID – 19 is currently being circulated through various mass and traditional channels. Traditional leaders, who are custodians of the people’s culture and values, must be very discerning to guide our people aright. Please endeavour to verify any information that you cannot link to any credible source…

“Traditional rulers are highly revered in our society, it is important that we leverage on this divine influence to instill in our people the sense of taking responsibility for themselves and their loved ones by wearing facemasks, observing hand hygiene, physical distancing avoiding large gatherings and unnecessary travels.”…more