The Nigerian government took the unprecedented step to ban unvaccinated citizens from religious institutions and banking services.
For Nigerians who choose medical freedom and say no to the experimental jabs, they’re banned from practicing their faith in houses of worship.
And with zero access to banking services, they’ll have to rely on vaccinated family/friends, cash, or the black market to make purchases.
It’s the type of Orwellian edicts ‘conspiracy theorists’ continuously warned about.
But those warnings fell on deaf ears.
Many Americans don’t believe this can happen here.
After yesterday’s address, don’t think Dictator Biden won’t try this:
Nigerian state to ban entry to churches & mosques without #Vaccine card – and banking services too. They’re being leaned on by international powers. It’s now verbatim the end times narrative. I think they’ll have problems enforcing this in #Nigeria though: pic.twitter.com/OiRl3HWFRg
— Patrick Henningsen (@21WIRE) September 8, 2021
Nigeria: No access to banking without proof of COVID Jab.
Welcome to the so called vaccine passport, social ID linked to health records and more to gain access to services.
Usual numpties passed it off as a conspiracy last year. Should of listened to us.https://t.co/rihwEBVwfE
— Political B 🇬🇧🌸 (@p_beejal) September 7, 2021
— Monetary Reset (@monetaryreset) August 26, 2021
Two southern Nigerian state governments instructed their populations to get inoculated against the coronavirus or be banned from religious services and public places, while federal authorities suggested they’re considering restrictions to tackle vaccine hesitancy.
Large gatherings, places of worship and banks will only be accessible to those with proof that they’ve received at least one Covid-19 shot from mid-September, Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki said last week. On Aug. 30, the leaders of neighboring Ondo declared that only the vaccinated can enter churches, mosques, hospitals, government offices and other public places after a two-week grace period. Nigeria comprises 36 states and the capital, Abuja.
Just 150,000 of the approximately 10 million residents of Edo and Ondo have had a vaccine so far, although the inoculation rate has recently picked up, with more than 60,000 shots issued on Aug. 30. Even if the two states can pin down adequate vaccines and distribution accelerates further, the measures will be highly disruptive.
A federal court ordered Obaseki’s administration on Tuesday to put its plans on hold while it considers an objection from an Edo resident, and adjourned the case until Sept. 10. “Our directives on vaccination stands,” Obaseki said in a statement on Wednesday, asserting that his government will challenge the ruling.
Dozens of people bearing placards with slogans such as “Say no to forceful vaccination,” and “We are not guinea pigs,” staged a march in Benin City, Edo’s capital, on Aug. 30.
Nigeria’s federal government aims to vaccinate the adult population of about 110 million over the next two years. So far just 8.7 million doses of the two-shot vaccines have been delivered to the country, and fewer than 3 million citizens have had at least one shot.
As soon as shots “are made equitably available to all Nigerians, then we would need to have a frank discussion about justice, fairness and liberty that exist around vaccine hesitancy,” Faisal Shuaib, executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, said on Tuesday. If people choose to reject the shots, “then we have to apply the basic rule of law which stipulates that your human right stops where mine begins,” he said.