Lai Mohammed, Boss Mustapha, Onyeama Receive COVID-19 Vaccine (PHOTOS)

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Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and other members of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 has taken the COVID-19 vaccine.

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was taken on National TV on Monday, March 8 as further demonstration of the safety.

Other top government officials such as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the PFT, Boss Mustapha, Minister of Health Osagiue Ehanire, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffery Onyeama, and the Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC Chikwe Ihekwazu, all took their first shots of the vaccines.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has encouraged all eligible Nigerians to accept the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to protect them from the virus.

He spoke through a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

Recall that President Buhari together with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Abuja received the first doses of the vaccine.

President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo got the jab live on TV, a day after the COVID-19 national vaccine programme commenced with the vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers at the National Hospital, Abuja.

The President and his Vice received the first shots of the vaccine at the New Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja in the presence of members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, senior government officials and journalists.

The Personal Physician to the President, Dr Sanusi Raafindadi administered the vaccine to him while that of the Vice President’ was done by his Personal Physician, Dr Nicholas Audifferen.

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