Dino Melaye, a former senator, says the Kogi government must take COVID-19 vaccine since the state collected palliatives and money from the federal government to ease the effect of the lockdown on its residents.
He has played down its complications, refusing to wear a face mask except when meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) had said all states and the FCT have received supplies of the AstraZeneca vaccine except Kogi.
Bello also recently said COVID-19 is not an issue in his state, adding that he will not subject the people to vaccination.
Reacting in a tweet late Sunday evening, Melaye asked why the state government collected palliatives for a disease it said was non-existent in the state.
“Since you collected money and palliative…una must collect vaccine tooo. Oyinara”
Smart Adeyemi, leader of the Kogi lawmakers’ forum in the national assembly, said lawmakers from the state have not reached a decision on whether to take the vaccine or not.