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Edo State Government’s Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: FIO Counsel Launches Petition

The Freedom of Information Counsel, FOI Counsel, has dispatched an appeal against the most recent guideline of Edo State government that requires all residents of the state to give verification of their Covid-19 immunization on the off chance that they wish to go to enormous social occasions. According to the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, 

“Beginning from the second week of September 2021, large gatherings, as well as high traffic public and private places will only be accessed by persons who have proof of taking at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination. People who have not yet been vaccinated at all will depend on remote access to these gatherings.

 “From the second week of September people may not be allowed to worship in churches and mosques without showing proof of their vaccination cards at the gates. Similarly, people will not be allowed to event centers, receptions or parties, without showing proof of their vaccination cards.”

In a proclamation on Tuesday, the Executive Director of FOI (Freedom of Information) Counsel President Aigbokhan said “The Edo state government has forced limitation on mass social events without proof of Covid-19 immunization. 

“The result is that individuals may not be permitted to venerate in places of worship and mosques without showing confirmation of their immunization at the doors. This encroaches on the right to opportunity of thought and pride. The antibody is not a fool proof for Covid-19. A few religions or free considered life don’t allow immunization or necessary medicine.”

FOI COUNSEL has therefore, chosen to challenge Government in court over this limitation. Please fill the form here by providing names, addresses and registration numbers of religious houses or individuals seeking to be part of the case. ”Please sign the form and share,” Aigbokhan implored

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