Members of civil society organisations including student union of various schools in Edo state took to the streets of Edo state to protest the no-COVID-19 vaccination, no-entry into public places policy happening around the state.
Seen with various types of placards carrying different messages, the protesters urged the government to share COVID-19 palliative, and not vaccine.
Some of the placards bore inscriptions like: “We need security in Edo, not vaccine; We will resist any form of executive rascality; Hunger is killing us, not COVID-19; My body is my right.”
The protesters while blocking vehicular traffic have threatened to completely shut down the Government House, government agencies/parastatals and all corporate organisations enforcing the ‘no vaccine, no entry policies’.
The Coordinator of Freedom Ambassador Organisation, Curtis Ogbebor, while addressing journalists at the Edo NUJ Secretariat, said they were out to express their displeasure over the compulsory vaccination in the State.
He gave the governor 48 hours ultimatum to withdraw the compulsory vaccination, or they would shut down the economy of the State, stressing that there were other pressing issues such as security that the governor should give priority attention to and not vaccination issues.