Chairman of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, and other members of the PTF have on Monday, March 8 received Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines.
They took the first jabs of the vaccine on Monday at the briefing of the task force held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), was the first to take the vaccine.
Thereafter, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, also took his first jab of the vaccine and was followed by other members of the task force.
They include the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; and Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.
Additionally, Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib and Country Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Walter Mulombo, were also among those who received the vaccine.
Meanwhile, aides of President Muhammadu Buhari received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine today at the state house clinic, Abuja.
Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity to the president and Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant, media and publicity, were among those who received their jabs.
Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president, was also vaccinated.
Speaking after receiving his jab, Gambari said;
I want to thank the Permanent Secretary, State House and the frontline healthcare workers in the Clinic for organizing and ensuring this vaccination exercise.
My experience in receiving this was almost painless and I am just following the footstep of my leader, his Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari who has demonstrated leadership at the highest level by receiving the vaccine, followed by his Excellency, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
I want to encourage eligible Nigerians to take the vaccine. It is safe, painless and the benefits are immense.
It is not just for the individual but the more Nigerians are vaccinated the more we develop the herd immunity which will keep our country safe and our people healthy.
Here are photos of Buhari’s aides and PTF members getting vaccinated;