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CAN denies report of Christians rejecting COVID-19 vaccine in Bauchi

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The Bauchi State chapter of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) on Monday described as false experiences making the rounds on social media that the Christian group has rejected the continuing vaccination towards COVID-19 pandemic.

The state CAN Secretary, Reverend Matthew Wakili Laslimbo, refuted the report, in a press launch he signed and made accessible to journalists in Bauchi.

He declared that Christians had been obedient individuals and had been dedicated to taking part within the vaccination train.

In keeping with the CAN scribe, opposite to the hearsay, various Christians, together with frontline staff and leaders, had taken the primary jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, saying that this was even supposing the affiliation’s govt members weren’t consulted in any kind by the state authorities.

Laslimbo added that the affiliation has been doing its greatest to sensitize not solely Christians but additionally all the individuals of the state to adjust to Covid-19 protocols.

“The truth is, fairly various Christians frontline staff and leaders have taken the primary jab of the vaccination and are ready for the second jab.

“CAN being the mouthpiece of the group, not one of the state excos, each the outgoing and the newly elected govt, had been ever at any level consulted for any official assembly or submission on the state degree in Bauchi on Covid-19 programme.

“But, as a matter of concern we at our degree have been placing our greatest in sensitising not solely the church however all the society to adjust to all of the Covid-19 guidelines and protocol,” the CAN secretary said.

He, nevertheless, dissociated the state’s Christians from any insinuation that the Covid-19 vaccine is anti-Christ after which referred to as on medically match Christians within the state to return out to take the vaccine.

“We, subsequently, distance ourselves from pronouncements or any insinuation that Christians in Bauchi State have tagged the vaccination train as anti-Christian.

“I need to guarantee the federal government that no Christians in Bauchi State will intentionally not take the vaccination. I, subsequently, name on all Christians which are medically match to return out and take the vaccine,” Laslimbo stated.

DAILY POST experiences that the state Governor, Senator Steadiness Abdulkadir Mohammed, had on Saturday, 15 Could, 2021, whereas flagging off the second section of COVID-19 vaccination on the Authorities Home, Bauchi, had lamented that the state Christian group had not absolutely participated within the first section of the vaccination train.

In keeping with him, safety experiences at his disposal indicated that Christians within the state have rejected the vaccination even supposing they’re probably the most educated group within the state.

Governor Mohammed then stated his administration would dialogue with the management of the Christian group within the state with a view to creating certain that Christians come out to be vaccinated, saying that any refusal to be vaccinated would deprive them from embarking on holy pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

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