Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has disclosed that the COVID-19 vaccination will not be made mandatory in Nigeria.
Mamora stated this during an interview with Arise TV. When he was asked if the vaccines will be mandatory in Nigeria, the Minister responded;
“Nothing will be made mandatory. It’s optional. The choice is yours. Nobody will be forced to take any vaccine”
When also asked if it might become mandatory in the future, Mamora said, “If that happens, it would not be a decision of Nigeria.”
He also added that just as people can’t travel to some countries without having the Yellow Card certificate, countries might have to start demanding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate before allowing visitors in.
On Tuesday, March 2, Nigeria welcomed 3.92 million doses of the COVID19 AstraZeneta vaccines.