Story By Dorcas Ajuwon, March 17, 2021
The immediate past chairman, Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Oyo State chapter, Dr Akin Sodipo has stated that aside from the corona virus pandemic that the world is witnessing now, there will always be pandemic in the world.
Dr Sodipo disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Nigeria Alert News reporter, Dorcas Ajuwon while commenting on the on-going vaccination across the country.
Dr Sodipo urge Nigerians to take the vaccine adding that there is nothing wrong with it.
He expressed his displeasure to how Coronavirus has been handled by government at all levels especially the politics brought into it during the first phase of the pandemic as well as the second phase which he said was even worse as nobody gives attention to the it.
The former NMA Boss affirmed that Coronavirus is real in Nigeria and has exposed the people to alot of things in their body system.
“I and members of my family were also tested positive of coronavirus on December 21, 2020 and isolated ourselves.
“Coronavirus has open our eyes more to see that we didn’t have good health system in Nigeria and this implies that either we like it or not we should be expecting another phase of epidemic, pandemic or even worse.”
He further stated that the 8000 Nigerians that have been vaccinated in the last few days as it was disclosed by the federal government are yet to record any negative reports or reactions.
Dr Sodipo however expressed surprise and that “it is a big shame on Nigeria for their failure to produce it’s own vaccine as there are many professional that can contribute to the production of the Nigerian made vaccine, even though it may not be immediately produce but efforts can be made and probably the same with what they had imported into the nation.