Omicron: Moghalu calls on Africans to reciprocate ban on Western countries

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A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Kingsley Moghalu has called on Nigeria and other African countries to reciprocate bans on Western countries over the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Mr. Moghalu made the call on his Twitter handle on Sunday following the recent restrictions placed on some African countries over the fast spreading COVID-19 variant.

The 2023 presidential aspirant noted that the variant did not originate from the continent while Western countries with similar or more cases are not subject to similar restrictions.

He tweeted:

“Nigeria and other African countries such as South Africa should issue reciprocal restrictions or bans on any Western countries that restrict or ban travel by Africans because of the Omicron variant of #COVID19.
“It’s unconscionable to subject Africans to restrictions because of a variant that did not originate from the continent, when Western countries with similar or more cases are not subject to similar restrictions.
“This is more than public health. It’s about worldviews in international relations. Our dignity matters.
“Our leaders should protect it instead of as is the case with Nigeria today, traveling around the world with a begging bowl for foreign assistance.”

variant that did not originate from the continent, when Western countries with similar or more cases are not subject to similar restrictions. This is more than public health. It’s about worldviews in international relations. Our dignity matters. Our leaders should protect it

— Kingsley Moghalu (@MoghaluKingsley) December 5, 2021

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