Pastor of the Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministry International EBOMI and Vice President, Pentacostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Prophet Isa El-Buba has warned that no one has the right to force Nigerians to take the covid 19 vaccine.
El-Buba, founder of the Initiative for Better and Brighter Nigeria (IBBN), said that it was wrong for any tier of Government to force anyone to take the covid 19 vaccine before they work in any capacity.
Prophet El-Buba while speaking with newsmen in Jos said that he was not necessarily against the vaccine but was irked about the fact that some states have started to force their workers and residents to either take the jab or suffer the consequences of not taking it.
“We are aware of the controversies surrounding the vaccine from what we have heard from people who should know. But as I said we are watching and waiting as Christians to see how the controversies melt away.
“By the way my daughter is in Europe studying medicine and she asked me if she can take the jab and I said she can go ahead and take it as long as it is a criteria for her to study over there. But here in Africa you know they have always complained that we are over populated and they will do anything to prune it down.
“Come to think about it, constitutionally, the Federal Government does not have a right to force anyone to take the vaccine or anything at all. You have a right to your health and you can refuse anything you feel you do not consent to. It’s not for them to decide that for you.
“As a matter of fact, except a Nigerian court gives an order that everyone should take the vaccine they cannot force me or any of you to take the vaccine.
“There are so many things attached to this vaccine. People take the vaccine and the next minute they are gone. How do you explain such a mystery attached to a vaccine here? There is something not adding up with the vaccine regardless of the brand.” Said El- Buba.
On why the CAN has been silent in the face of pressure to force people to take the vaccine, the man of God said he will follow the footsteps of his father in heaven concerning the vaccine.
He said the controversy surrounding the vaccine was too toxic for him to force any one in his ministry to go take the jab which is why “Some of us we have banned ourselves from the vaccine and I tell you we will be looking and waiting concerning this one which is different from all the others we have been taking as we grew up.
Speaking on the lingering insurgency in the north east of Nigeria, the man of God said that Nigerians must pray for the soldiers using their lives to pay the supreme sacrifice for the country.
“I am happy, the Federal government is responding to my criticisms concerning security because initially they saw me as confrontational.
“When I came out to confront them with these issues, the Federal Government took a different route but recently, they saw reason with me which is why they are going after bandits now.
On the death of Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkisu in southern Borno, he went on: “I felt it so much when he was killed. He did not have to go through that route especially when he had to leave his base to go after the insurgents.
“All he needed to do was to have just stayed in his location and unleashed the right drones technological weapons through against the enemy.
” And that instrument I am talking about senses the blood of the enemy and before you know it, they are trapped with a certain chemical that will melt these criminals and in twenty four hours they will turn to dust.
“He did not need to have gone through that journey from Chibok to Askira to handle those people. The Tecno Jets and drones should have done the work for him because it is not easy training a Brigadier General in the Nigerian Army. It takes a lot of resources to train them.”
Commenting on when the war will end, he said “God spoke to me that the insurgency will go down soon and I can tell you that there has been an appreciable level of reduction in the insurgency from what we can see.
The man of God regretted that some of the people of Borno his home state have not helped matters too because some of them have been conniving with the criminals which is why they continue to succeed against the state.
ON BULLDOZED CHURCHES IN BORNO
Reacting to the bulldozing of churches in Maiduguri, the Prophet commended the Governor of Borno State Eng Babagana Zulum for respecting his suggestion that he must apologize to the family of the slain boy killed by Civilian JTF during one of the bulldozing sessions by Borno Geographic.
“We are aware he has apologized to the family but we are waiting to see him rebuild those churches. He must rebuild those churches he pulled down.
“We are not sleeping over the matter because if he doesn’t do it this year we will follow him to ensure he does it next year.
ON FOOD SCARCITY
El-Buba never minced words to maintain that the Nigerian nation is in state of famine. He stressed that there is no doubt that the nation entered famine after the last bout of Corona which crippled a lot of families.
“Basically, we are in famine right now. Most of the villagers in the insurgency and banditry dominated areas have been displaced. For those who managed to farm, their products have been taken away from them by insurgents while those unable to farm have nothing.”
He however maintained that if the affected people can fixate themselves into dry season farmine, they will have food to eat even during the rains.