Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed the World Health Organization (WHO) for planning to begin a trial of the vaccines being developed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Officer in charge, WHO Nigeria and member of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr. Fiona Braka, said this during the daily briefing on Friday in Abuja.
She said Nigeria has expressed interest to join in the trial and efforts are being taken to start the process in the country.
Braka added that 89 vaccines are being developed globally, including seven in clinical evaluation and several therapeutics in clinical trials to tackle the pandemic.
Reacting to the development in a tweet via his Twitter page on Saturday, Fani-Kayode described the planned trial as evil, adding that Nigerians will be used as Guinea pigs to test the vaccines.
He also berated Nigerian lawmakers for planning to pass a law that will make the use of the vaccine compulsory.
He tweeted: “@WHO are set to begin Covid 19 vaccine trials in our country. EVIL! Not only have our people been turned into Guinea pigs to test Gates’ killer vaccine but our leaders are also passing a law which will make the use of that evil vaccine compulsory.What a mess! I weep for Nigeria.”