Bauchi, 07 September, 2021 / 7:55 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Bauchi State are encouraging the people of God within their pastoral region to take part in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise amid reported low uptake of the jab.
“Avail yourselves to take the vaccination. It is very potent to guard you from the infection,” the chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nigeria’s Bauchi State, Rev. Abraham Damina Dimeus, has been quoted as saying Sunday, September 5.
Rev. Dimeus who was, according to the report, speaking on behalf of CAN members in Bauchi State adds, “We cannot pretend not to be aware of the presence of COVID-19 pandemic in our midst.”
The Christian community in Bauchi State is being viewed as laxed in taking the vaccine, a narrative that should be changed, he observes.
He says, “In all the meetings we have attended on the COVID-19 vaccination, fingers are being pointed at us as people who are not supporting the government to fight the pandemic. We have to change this narrative by taking the vaccination.”