- Atiku is not taking any chances in his bid to ensure he is protected against the COVID-19 virus
- The former vice president has taken his second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
- Recall that the former PDP presidential candidate had taken the first dose early January in Dubai
Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has received the second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Atiku's media aide, Paul Ibe, shared the pictures of the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Twitter on Wednesday, January 27, as he was being vaccinated against the deadly virus.
Recall that the PDP chieftain took the first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday, January 6, as part of a mass vaccination programme in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria
As the United States, the United Kingdom and other Western countries begin administering COVID-19 vaccine to their citizens, Nigerians are still waiting on the federal government to make it available in the country.
The federal government said it has put in place the machinery for receiving 20 million doses of the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine.
The executive secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, broke the news at the presidential task force on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, December 10.
FG releases protocols on how COVID-19 vaccines will be administered
Meanwhile, the federal government has also 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.
In other news, President Buhari has signed a new law prescribing six-month jail term for persons convicted for disobeying any COVID-19 guideline.
The president signed the COVID-19 health protection regulations 2021 in Abuja, on Wednesday.
Although most of the provisions are already in place, the legal instrument provides a basis for the prosecution of defaulters.
Source: Legit Newspaper