With the recent outbreak of monkey pox in Nigeria, the Army have begun forceful inoculation of school children at Nnewi, Ozubulu, Ihembosi and it’s environs with Monkey Pox vaccine as claimed by the army, but with the high level of distrust for the Buhari government , people are afraid there’s nothing good that comes from the army but death.
Unconfirmed reports suggests that students are being injected with the Monkey pox virus In the name of Free Medical Vaccine Service, School children and their teachers are scampering for safety, Parents have begun withdrawing their kids from school.
The state governor Willie Obiano has issued a statement for calm but no one is listening. People just wanted to get away from the army for good.
The statement read:
“The attention of the state government has been drawn to an ongoing medical outreach being undertaken by the army in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area.”
“The state has been made to understand that the exercise is part of Army social responsibility to members of the public.”
“However, strong apprehension among the populace has followed the exercise leading to withdrawal of students from schools by parents, misconception of the actual motive behind the exercise by stakeholders, community leaders and a general reservation by the public for whom the outreach is intended.”
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“To this end and to ensure no further escalation of the situation, His Excellency, the Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has contacted the army authorities and advised for immediate stoppage of the medical outreach until wide sensitization is conducted to reassure people of its intentions and benefits.”
“The exercise has therefore been put on hold.”
“Parents and guardians are strongly advised to stop withdrawing their wards from schools as the situation has been handled.”
“All schools within the State will remain open as there is no cause for alarm. “Community leaders, Presidents General and all Stakeholders are hereby reassured of the commitment of the governor and the state government to the well-being of Ndi Anambra.”
“The state government also strongly condemns observed rhetorics on social media completely misrepresenting the situation with insinuations of spread of diseases and death of students in schools arising from the exercise.”
“The state categorically refutes these rhetorics and confirms that there is no death of any student anywhere in the state.”