As Nigerians await the arrival of COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday (at present), President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and different outstanding Nigerians have been scheduled to be vaccinated on Dwell Tv on Saturday.
This was disclosed by the Government Director/CEO, Nationwide Main Well being Care Improvement Company (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib on Monday on the joint nationwide briefing of the Presidential Job Power (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
In accordance with Shuaib, the Nigerian Leaders are anticipated to obtain the primary dose of the vaccine on Saturday, March 6 which might change the notion of some Nigerians in direction of the vaccine.
“Additional to the clearance by NAFDAC, the PTF, FMOH, NPHCDA and strategic leaders might be on the remedy centre of the Nationwide Hospital on Friday, March fifth 2021, the place the primary vaccination website might be set as much as begin the vaccination of the frontline well being staff and help workers.
“On Saturday, March sixth, key strategic leaders will obtain the primary dose of the vaccine,” Faisal mentioned.
DAILY POST had reported that the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, on Friday mentioned that the nation will on Tuesday, March 2, obtain the primary batch of the coronavirus vaccines.
“Nigeria is about to obtain its first 4 million cargo of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX.
“The vaccines ought to depart India on March 1, 2021 within the evening and arrive in Abuja on the 2nd of March, 2021,” he mentioned.