Former Nigerian military ruler Abdulsalami, wife take COVID-19 vaccine, share photos

Former Nigerian military ruler Abdulsalami, wife take COVID-19 vaccine, share photos

- Ex-military ruler Abdulsalami has joined the long line of prominent Nigerians to take the COVID-19 vaccine

- Abdulsalami and his wife received the vaccine together at their residence in Minna on Friday, March 12

- The former army general urged Nigerians to take the Astrazeneca vaccine because it is safe for use

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A former military head of state of Nigeria, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retired), has received his shot of the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Channels TV reports that Abdulsalami Abubakar received his first jab alongside his wife Justice Fati Abubakar at their hilltop residence in Minna, the Niger state capital on Friday, March 12.

In the pictures released of the event, Abubakar could be seen receiving his jab before filling his details in the COVID-19 certificate which he then displays for the cameras.

Abdulsalami takes COVID-19 vaccine
Former military ruler Abdulsalami Abubakar received his COVID-19 vaccine in Minna, Niger state on Friday, March 12. Photo credit: Channels TV
Source: UGC

Abubakar's wife, Justice Fati, also followed the same process.

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In an address during the event, Abdulsalami urged fellow citizens to take their COVID-19 doses because they had been confirmed safe for use.

Abdulsalami wife takes COVID-19 vaccine
Justice Fati Abubakar, the wife of the ex-military head of state, General Abdulasalmi (retired), takes her COVID-19 vaccine shot in Minna on Friday, March 12. Photo Credit: Channels TV
Source: UGC

Abubakar also urged Nigerians to keep following the necessary COVID-19 protocols like wearing masks and maintaining social distance to prevent the virus from spreading.

The former Nigerian ruler took his vaccine the same day as Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

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We also compiled the names of some of the state governors that have taken the vaccine.


Akinyemi Akinrujomu is a professionally trained journalist with over 16 years of experience. His knowledge spans print, broadcast, and online media. He has worked in several top media organizations in Nigeria. He has also pioneered several print media publications. He is a graduate of History and International Studies from the Lagos State University and he also holds a professional National Diploma in Journalism. He loves reading, travelling and listening to music.


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