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President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, and other prominent Nigerians will on Saturday be among the first set of Nigerians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television.
They are expected to receive the first dose of the vaccine on Saturday, March 6.
The Executive Director/CEO, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said this on Monday at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Africa Daily News had earlier reported that four million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in the country from India on Tuesday.
Shuaib had, on January 7, said Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo, the SGF, and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first set of Nigerians to receive the vaccine.
According to him, the move is simply to help drive awareness on the virus and the vaccine administration in the country when it finally arrives.
He urged Nigerians not to be hesitant about the vaccines when they arrive.
At Monday’s briefing, Faisal said the first batch of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which is about 3,924,000 doses, is expected to arrive in Nigeria Tuesday, 2 March 2021 at 11:10 am.
He assured Nigerians that all necessary safety and quality control measures have been put in place for the arrival, storage, and successful administration of the vaccine in the country.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK