The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha and some top government officials on Monday took the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Members of the PTF on COVID-19 were administered the vaccine during the committee’s weekly national briefing.
Other members of the PTF that received the vacciones include; Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire; Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood and Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora.
Others are the Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu; Minister of Foreign Affairs ,Geoffrey Onyeama, and the National Incident Manager (NIM) PTF, Mukhtar Muhammad, among others.
“Today, Monday, March, 8, 2021, I will lead all members of the PTF to receive the first doses of the vaccine as a further demonstration of the safety and efficacy,” the SGF said shortly before being administered the vaccine.
“Also, our journalists who are critical front-liners in this fight will receive the vaccine in a representative manner,” he added.
VANTAGE NEWS reported that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were administered the vaccines live on Saturday by their physicians at the State House, Abuja.