On Monday, several senior government officials received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccine was provided to members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 during the committee’s weekly national briefing, according to NAN.
The PTF team includes Boss Mustapha, Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF; Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health; Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture; Muhammad Mahmood, Minister of Environment; and Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health.
Others include Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC); Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Mukhtar Muhammad, National Incident Manager (NIM) PTF.
Before he received the vaccine, Mustapha said: “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.
“Also, our journalists who are critical front-liners in this fight will receive the vaccine in a representative manner.”
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had on Saturday received the COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday.
Buhari and Osinbajo were administered the vaccine by their personal physicians.