Our directive on compulsory COVID-19 vaccination in Edo stands – Obaseki | The Guardian Nigeria News


Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said that his government’s directive on no access to public places without being vaccinated still stands.

The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the state government had announced plans to make it compulsory for residents to take the COVID-19 vaccine and present proof before accessing public places from the second week of September.

Obaseki, at a news briefing in Benin on Wednesday, also threatened to impose lockdown, if residents failed to follow the directive and comply with COVID-19 protocols in order to halt the spread of the Delta variant of the pandemic.

“The attention of Edo government has been drawn to an order by a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers directing the government to maintain the status quo on the purported compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for citizens.

“To the best of our knowledge, the order is, at best, speculative and preemptive, as the scheduled date for the commencement of enforcement of the directive is…

Source: Guardian Newspaper