Buhari, Osinbajo to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Saturday

March 4, 2021
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By Ahmed Rahma

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Saturday receive shots of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines.

The confirmation was made on Thursday by the agency’s boss at a State House briefing in Abuja.

According to Mr Shuaib, the exercise will boost the confidence of Nigerians to receive about 4 million doses of the vaccine, which were shipped into the country on Tuesday.

“The next step in the vaccination programme given that we’ve now received the vaccines is a launch that will be taking place at the National Hospital tomorrow (Friday).

“The time scheduled for that launch is 10am. The launch will be conducted by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, (Mr Boss Mustapha).

“The plan is to vaccinate the frontline health workers that work in the treatment centre of the National Hospital, those will be the first people just like we’ve communicated that frontline health workers will be the first people to take the vaccines.

“After that, the plan is to vaccinate Mr President, Mr Vice President and strategic leaders on Saturday. Again, we are hopeful that when Nigerians see leaders like Mr President and Mr Vice President take the vaccines; it will increase their confidence around the safety of the vaccine,” Mr Shuaib said.

Rahma Ahmed

Ahmed Rahma is a journalist with great interest in arts and craft. She is also a foodie who loves new ideas. She loves to travel and would love to visit other African countries someday. She is a sucker for historical movies and afrobeat.

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