The Covid-19 vaccine passport and the Covid-19 test certificate would become another level of legendary discrimination against Africa and the developing world. Already, the BBC has made it clear: that negative test certificates from Nigeria could be fake. That documentary is pure wickedness because BBC does not have enough data to single out a country that way. Watch out as the world requests re-testing and re-issuing of documents with Africa hitting a double whammy: you do not have money, yet you have to do more tests to prove you are clean, from a disease which to a large extent you have “overcome” relatively better.
I call on the African Union to mount a ferocious defense from this Covid-19 discrimination against Africa. I like what Nigeria is working on: ban our airlines, we will ban you. Stop us from flying in, we stop you from flying out. We are a people of 1.3 billion people and we matter.
Covid-19 is not ebola virus and we cannot be pushed to suffer the “after-effects” with global discrimination which entities like BBC are already seeding with the documentary on fake travel documents.
Sure, this is not to endorse people who peddle fake documents. But the point is this: we need to fight this pandemic without bringing the old codes. While it is easier to throw nations like Nigeria under the bus, I am yet to see these media entities do the same to China.---