President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first set of Nigerians to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on live television on Saturday, March 6.
Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director/CEO, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said this on Monday at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) joint national briefing on COVID-19.
The about four million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in the country from India on Tuesday at 11:10am.
Dr. Shuaib had, on January 7, said ‘Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo, the SGF and other prominent Nigerians would be among the first set of Nigerians to receive the vaccine.’ According to him, this helps drive awareness of the virus and the vaccine administration in the country when it finally arrives. He said Nigerians should not be hesitant about the vaccines when they arrive.
He assured Nigerians that all necessary safety and quality control measures had been put in place for the arrival, storage and successful administration of the vaccine in the country.