To take COVID-19 vaccine is not by force

Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health.
Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health.

The Federal Government has said that Nigerians will not be mandated to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora disclosed while speaking on Arise Tv, that although the government is capable of vaccinating everyone, no Nigerian will be forced.

”Nothing will be made mandatory. It’s optional. The choice is yours. Nobody will be forced to take any vaccine,” he said.

When asked if it might become mandatory later, Mamora said, “If that happens, it would not be a decision of Nigeria.”

According to him, just like the Yellow Card certificate, countries might have to start demanding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate before allowing outsiders in.

He said Nigeria may be influenced by a demand by countries for a certificate of vaccination, adding that “it may just be something that will become global.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria had said Nigerians who received COVID-19 vaccines abroad must be tested upon arrival in Nigeria.


  1. Is Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health sensible at all? Even if Nigeria want to make the vaccine voluntary should come out publicly to say it? He went further that Nigerians that take the vaccines in another country would be tested. He is not making sense. I bleeds any time l remember my country Nigeria far back 60s, 70s and 80s. We now have 90% of leaders that has nothing to offer other than to steal, destroy and kill.
    God, your children are dying as a result of leaders who lack knowledge. Rescue us Lord.

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