Gambari, Garba Shehu, others receive COVID-19 vaccines


President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff (COS), Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the Senior Special Adviser to the president, Garba Shehu, have received the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the State House, Abuja.

Gambari and the president’s spokesman got vaccinated after their principal and the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo received their own jab on Live TV on Saturday at the New Banquet Hall of the State House.

The Chief Nursing Officer of the State House Clinic, Esther Ibrahim, administered the vaccine to the COS, Gambari.

While speaking during the vaccination, the president’s COS, said the vaccination was not painful, adding that he followed the footsteps of his boss.

He advised eligible Nigerians to take the vaccines, assuring them of its safety and efficacy.

He added that, “the more Nigerians are vaccinated, the more we are safe.”

The duo were vaccinated along with a former military administrator of Lagos and Borno States, and the Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd).

Also, the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Tijjani Umar, received his own jab.

Meanwhile, the members of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, are expected to receive theirs on Monday evening during the daily briefing.

All governors of the 36 States have also been scheduled for their own jab on Friday, March 12.

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