- Nigerians have been advised to take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine just like President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo did on Saturday, March 6
- The advice came from the presidency which also slammed those who wished evil for the president
- A presidential media aide, Lauretta Onochie, said the president is fully alive and will continue to deliver on his promises to fellow citizens
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The presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, March 6, led by example by being the first to take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Lauretta Onochie, a presidential media aide, in her tweet said Nigerians should join her principal and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to kick out the pandemic by getting vaccinated also.
Onochie also slammed some detractors of the president who prayed that he should die of the vaccine after taking the jab.
She said these were the same set of persons who spread lies that the country's number one citizen had passed on in 2017.
The media aide noted that contrary to this evil wish, President Buhari will not stop making developmental strides throughout Nigeria.
"They were praying that the same @MBuharithey said died years ago, would die yesterday
"But the fact remains that he will continue his developmental strides with ground-breaking ceremonies for 3 projects, tomorrow.
"He has suffered no side-effects from taking the Covid-19 vaccine."
Earlier, a presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, had assured Nigerians that the COVID-19 vaccine was safe. He said President Buhari did not suffer any side effects after getting his jab on Saturday.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the president and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo were administered the vaccine at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
In a series of tweets on his official Twitter account, Shehu stated that Buhari “felt normal and went about doing his job” after he was vaccinated.
According to the presidential aide, so far, there had been no side effects, and if any arises, the presidency would not keep it a secret.
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.