President Buhari, Osinbajo, others received jabs on Saturday
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday received the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine jab.
The president encouraged Nigerians to also register and take the vaccine, noting that it was safe.
He said: “Yesterday, our frontline medical personnel, top on the priority list, were vaccinated. Today, as a demonstration of leadership and faith in the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, the Vice President and I received our first jabs.
“I wish to commend it to all eligible Nigerians, to do same so that we can be protected from the virus. I urge all state governments, traditional and religious leaders, to take the lead in the mobilization effort within their environment and spheres of influence.
“The vaccine offers hope for a safe country, free of Coronavirus. I similarly urge all eligible Nigerians to present themselves and be vaccinated in accordance with the order of priority already mapped out, at the various authorized designated centres ONLY. #YesToCOVID19Vaccine.”
Vice President Yemi Osinabjo also received the jab.
Recall that Nigeria officially kicked off the vaccine rollout at an event on Friday in Abuja, where four health workers became the first set of Nigerians to receive the COVID-29 vaccine.
Nigeria, alongside two other West African countries – Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire became the first recipients of the vaccine from the COVAX facility.
Nigeria received 3.9M doses and hopes to ramp up the rollout in the coming months.