- Many prominent Nigerians are taking the COVID-19 vaccine
- The federal government said vaccination is effective against the virus
- COVID-19 pandemic has caused thousands of deaths globally
A former emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, has encouraged Nigerians to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease.
The Sanusi led by example by receiving the first dose of the vaccine.
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) shared a photo of the ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) receiving the shot.
Afterward, Sanusi was also pictured holding a card with the inscription:
COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective.''
Meanwhile, Ambassador Munir Akram, the president of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has said Nigeria has the capacity to produce COVID-19 vaccine if the manufacturers share the relevant technology with the country.
Ambassador Akram made this known during a virtual press briefing attended by Legit.ng which was aimed at highlighting the priority actions the world needs to take to recover from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic as quickly as possible.
The press briefing tagged “Face to Face” is a curtain-raiser for the 2021 ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum (12-15 April).
In another news, the senior pastor of Trinity House, Ituah Ighodalo, has sent a message to some Nigerian Christian clerics who have refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine and are preaching to their congregations to follow suit.
Ighodalo admonished that what such religious leaders should understand is that God has provided a solution and remedy for the deadly pandemic, which is the vaccine, The Punch reported.
The pastor, therefore, noted that it will be foolishness on the part of anyone who preaches that taking the jab is an act of unbelief in the supreme and miraculous power of the Almighty.
Still on health, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF), said the Nigerian government on Tuesday, April 6, got a batch of 100,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses from India.
The disclosure was made in Abuja by the chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha who happens to the Secretary-General of the Federation (SGF), Channels TV reported.
Mustapha said the gesture from India will boost the vaccination exercise in Nigeria by increasing the number of persons to take the jab by at least 50,000.