Covid-19: Buhari recommends vaccine for all Nigerians

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President Muhammadu Buhari has recommended the Covid-19 vaccine to all eligible Nigerians.

 

The president gave his approval  today after he was vaccinated alongside Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House in Abuja.

 

The pair received the first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on live television.

 

Speaking after his vaccination, President Buhari said  his decision to take the jab in public is ‘‘a demonstration of leadership and faith in the safety and efficacy of the vaccines.”

 

He added, ‘‘I have received my first jab and I wish to recommend it to all eligible Nigerians, to dthe o same so that we can be protected from the virus”.

 

He, however, urged all state governments, traditional and religious leaders, to take the lead in the mobilization effort within their environment and areas of influence.

 

‘‘The vaccine offers hope for a safe country, free of coronavirus.

 

‘‘I similarly urge all eligible Nigerians to present themselves and be vaccinate both the order of priority already mapped out at the various authorized designated centres ONLY,’’ he added.

 

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