Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after criticizing the vaccine which he described as evil and a killer.
Fani-Kayode had in April 2020 described the COVID-19 vaccine as an evil and a “killer vaccine” invented by Bill Gates. He warned that the jab would “result in millions of deaths”.
But the minister posted photos and videos of him getting vaccinated at the National Hospital Abuja on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
Reacting to the backlash from Nigerians, Fani-Kayode said though he vehemently opposed the vaccine, but he bowed to sound logic and superior reasoning as regards coronavirus.
The minister said he was convinced by Senator Grace Bent to take the vaccine, adding that he did so to set a good example to others.
“Despite my initially strong reservations, I bowed to sound logic and superior reasoning and took my Covid-19 vaccine today. This is thanks to my sister, the distinguished Senator Grace Bent, who convinced me to take it and who emphasised that we must set an example to others,” he tweeted.
“I also give thanks to my sister, Hon. Patricia Etteh, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, who is the Chairman of the National Hospital & who not only let me eat all her lunch in her office before the exercise took place but who also gave us a warm reception and guided us through the whole exercise.
“Her whole team and staff at the hospital were simply wonderful & very efficient & supportive & consequently the whole exercise was very pleasant. This is a clear case of ‘never say never’.
“If anyone had told me that I would take this vaccine up until one month ago, I would have said ‘no way’. I am glad that I changed my mind & did so because it has brought comfort to many around me who insisted that I must stay healthy & safe at all costs.
“I recommend the vaccine to others and I assure you that National Hospital in Abuja is a great place to take it. Covid is real & has killed many people, including dozens that I knew & loved, over the last one year. Let us fulfil all righteousness, follow the protocols, sanitise regularly, maintain social distancing, stay healthy.”
The former minister added that if former US President Donald Trump could “take the vaccine even after criticising and questioning it, then so can I”.
Despite my initially strong reservations I bowed to sound logic and superior reasoning and took my Covid 19 vaccine today.
This is thanks to my sister tje distinguished Senator Grace Bent who convinced me to take it and who emphasised that we must set an example to others. 1/ pic.twitter.com/wxFRk3lzAp
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) March 30, 2021
KanyiDaily recalls that Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has barated his fellow colleagues for encouraging their members to go for the COVID-19 vaccine.