- A former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani has shared his thoughts on VIPS receiving the COVID-19 vaccine
- According to Sani, there was no need for the federal government to show the process on live TV
- The ex-Kaduna lawmaker urged the government to do the right thing
Shehu Sani, a very outspoken former federal lawmaker, has reacted to the key government officials receiving the vaccine against coronavirus on live TV.
Sani who represented the Kaduna Central senatorial district in the 8th Senate said there was no need to vaccinate the VIPs in the full glare of the public.
The former lawmaker in a tweet shared on Friday, January 8, called on the federal government to just do the right thing by making sure Nigerian leaders are given the same brand of jab as citizens.
It would be recalled that President Muhammdu Buhari will receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on live TV to help drive awareness on the vaccine administration among Nigerians.
According to the federal government, Buhari along with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, and other key personnel will be among the first set to receive the vaccine.
The executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, broke the news at the presidential task force on COVID-19 joint national media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, January 7.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria's former vice president received a jab of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Popular Nigerian journalist, Dele Momodu, shared the pictures showing the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he received the jab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Atiku’s spokesman, Paul Ibe, has also confirmed the development, adding the PDP chieftain took the vaccine on Wednesday, January 6, as part of a mass vaccination programme.
In a related development, the federal government has put out an advisory to better educate citizens on the relevance of the COVID-19 vaccination.
The advisory which is in form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, supervised by Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
The government has also assured Nigerians that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will be in charge of the evaluation and supervision of the vaccines to ensure they are not harmful to citizens.
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