- Top government officials have received their Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine jabs
- The president’s spokesman, chief of staff were among those that got vaccinated at the State House, Abuja
- It would be recalled that Nigeria flagged off its COVID-19 vaccination on Friday, March 5, at the National Hospital in Abuja
A report by Channels TV indicates that a number of top government officials have taken their first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in continuation of the national vaccination exercise.
Among those who received the jab at the State House, Abuja, were presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, and chief of staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
Others were permanent secretary State House, Tijjani Umar, and chairman and chief executive officer, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd).
The government officials were vaccinated at the Special Care Centre of State House Clinic, Abuja by the Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Esther Ibrahim.
Gambari speaking after taking his jab described the process as painless, adding that he is simply following the president’s footsteps as a responsible Nigerian.
The chief of staff urged all those who are eligible to present themselves for the vaccination.
Their vaccination is coming two days after President Muhammadu Buhari finally took the COVID-19 vaccine.
The president was vaccinated on Saturday, March 6, by his personal physician. Shortly after the president's vaccination, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also took the vaccine which was equally administered by his personal physician.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government flagged-off the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination exercise at the National Hospital, Abuja on Friday, March 5.
The exercise commenced after the secretary to the government of the federation and chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, officially declared the event open.
The vaccine had already undergone a final assessment by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
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