To date, the Nigeria’s official response to COVID-19 has been a clear case of “hand of Esau, voice of Jacob.” It is not at all difficult to discern that the major forces dictating our nation’s response to COVID are not the Nigerian officials we see on TV week after week but some globalist puppeteers, hidden somewhere behind the scene. Not only do we NOT see our hospitals overflowing with COVID-sickened people that should have marked a pandemic, critical documents to support the hard-biting responses are produced via very opaque processes, and they by and large remain unavailable for scrutiny by the Nigerian public.
The latest development in this regard was the news by many media houses in Nigeria that the Senate has zapped the amendment to the Public Health Emergency Bill (SB413) through second reading, on Wednesday January 26. The Senate’s official website however documents that the Bill actually passed the THIRD reading that day! Even more concerning, it has been a tough time trying to lay hold on a copy of the Bill passed, talk less of getting information on what’s the next line of action on it.
Ordinarily, there shouldn’t have been any hassles to all these at all. Afterall, it was well reported (e.g. Channels TV) that the Bill was sponsored by Senator Utazi Godfrey Chukwuka, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases (together with Senator Oloriegbe Ibrahim Yahaya and 102 Other Co-Sponsors, actually). However the official Senate webpage listing the Bills sponsored (or co-sponsored) by the distinguished Senator Utazi bears no record at all, of such a Bill! An unrelenting combing of the Senate’s online resources finally yielded us a copy of SB413. But wait, the date on the document reads June 30, 2020!
The same story of confusion and concealment is applicable to the related Bill earlier sponsored by Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, Rep. Pascal Obi, Rep. Tanko Sununu. That Bill was strategically kept away from the attention of most Legislators, only to be presented and taken at the very last sitting of the House for 2021 on December 21, few days to Christmas. And again, no one seems to have a copy of the final document supposedly sent to the Senate for concurrence.
Accordingly, the uncertainties continue as to what exactly are the contents of what could easily turn out to be the most important (as in being obnoxious) Act ever enacted by the National Assembly. With all the drama unfolding, it is doubtful any meaningful changes have been effected in the Bills since the outrages that greeted their first appearance in June 2020. It would then mean that all the tons of papers submitted and hours of oral presentations made by a broad spectrum of the Nigerian society, spanning the Governors’ Forum to the Nigeria Labour Congress, could have been efforts in futility. The joint Public Hearing at the Legislature being nothing more than an exercise to calm the intense national nerves at that time.
And now, with all attention directed at 2023 politicking, the globalists could quietly foist literally the same document on us all over; with only very few people either noticing or bothered. The global puppeteers surely know how and when to pull their strings!
We most surely can expect the contents of the Bills opaquely passed at both the House of Representative and at the Senate to be nothing more than instruments to legalize all the unlawful emergency restrictions and human rights curtailment that the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID has been steadily churning out over the months. Many people are currently bracing for legal actions over such obnoxious policies as teenagers requiring to show Vaccination Certificates before being allowed to write the JAMB exam; or young graduates not being allowed into the NYSC programme without the jab. Such people might find themselves confronted by a formidable legal obstacle if it suddenly turns out that there are, afterall, solid laws passed by the National Assembly affirming these outrages!
This same sad story unfolding at the Legislature is repeated at the Executive arm of government. Nigerians all listened, aghast, as the honourable Minister for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, admitted on national TV that Government has indeed signed an agreement indemnifying the pharmaceutical companies from any adverse effect whatsoever that may befall any Nigerian as a result of their receiving the experimental vaccine. However, the actual agreement signed with the Pharmaceutical companies is yet to be made available for public scrutiny. [In a distantly-related case, involving another Ministry, it was revealed that government officials signed important finance agreements with China, with the agreement written in Mandarin, without English translation!].
Furthermore, contrary to the false impression being created in the media that the COVID vaccines are largely “philanthropic donations” to Nigeria, we are actually paying through the nose procuring them at prices unilaterally determined by the pharmaceutical companies. And since our budget could not accommodate such stupendous costs, our lovely western friends “generously” extend to us credit facilities to make the procurement! All these Documents are kept far away from public consciousness not to talk of their eyes.
To be fair, we should admit that the secrecy attached to the Contract Documents between government and pharmaceutical companies cuts across virtually all nations. Even with considerable protestations, legislators from the European Parliament, and several other distinguished key academics who had secured appropriate court orders to have a look at the Research Contract could only draw a blank, literally!
Now, why should it be that when several nations are very openly dropping the mandate on the COVID experimental vaccine, the government of Nigeria would be picking the gauntlet, and insisting there is no other way out of the molehill-made-into-mountain COVID saga, other than compulsory vaccination for all?
How else can we explain the nation’s Health Minister conceding on national TV that the only benefit offered the individual by the COVID jab is no more than the chances of preventing “severe form of illness”; and the same government insisting that every Nigerian must nevertheless get the jab by fire by force? What has “preventing a severe form of COVID” got to do with teenagers sitting for JAMB exam or our young graduates participating in the NYSC?
Clearly government is being dictated to by external forces who have established some stranglehold on government officials. We all saw how the government of Nigeria dropped the case against Pfizer in the infamous case of experimental meningitis injection that killed many Nigerian children at Kano in 1996. As revealed by WikiLeaks, all Pfizer had to do was dig up some dirt on the then Attorney General of the Federation, Michael Aondoakaa, and the rest is history!
The fact remains that the benefit of the experimental jab to a person is hypothetical. Nobody knows what the natural outcome of COVID infection could have been in a particular individual, other than the established fact that, statistically, there is over 99.99% chance that no enduring adverse effect would attend such an infection. Amazingly, some government officials have been heard expressing their belief that even in cases of vaccinated people who later got infected by COVID and died, the outcome could have somehow been “more severe” had they not been vaccinated!
So, to the bottomline, how might Nigerians help our government out of the quandary the globalists have pushed her into? We can learn from other places. Like we mentioned in this column few weeks ago, the main reason UK’s Boris Johnson could call the globalists’ bluff on mandatory vaccination and similar measures was when his political career came suddenly under severe threat in the Partygate affairs. Likewise the tactical withdrawal of the Biden’s administration from requiring under-15s to be mandatorily vaccinated in the US (with Pfizer’s temporarily stepping down the application for approval from the USFDA) has been traced to the unpleasant fallouts the democrats experienced at the mid-term elections. The handwriting is clear that people want their freedom back, by all means! We saw the same story in Czech Republic, and so on and so forth.
For the average Nigerian politician/government official, the only thing that matters at a time like this, is the next election; and there could be little doubt that the globalists are holding the jugular of our officials on this note. If only concerned Nigerians could similarly find a way of making the question of mandatory vaccination an electoral issue, government might find itself under a positive counter-pressure. And that could bring results swifter than we can presently imagine!
Till next week, God willing.