President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to take COVID-19 vaccine, stating it is safe for use.
He gave the assurance after he was vaccinated alongside Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the State House in Abuja, on Saturday.
They received the first doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on live television.
Speaking after the vaccine was administered to him, President Buhari described his decision to take the vaccine in public as “a demonstration of leadership and faith in the safety and efficacy of the vaccines”.
I have received my first jab and I wish to recommend it to all eligible Nigerians, to do same so that we can be protected from the virus.
Buhari 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 vaccinated in accordance with the order of priority already mapped out at the various authorised designated centres ONLY.
Meanwhile, all governors in 36 States in Nigeria will be vaccinated on Wednesday March 10.
See some photos from the vaccination exercise below;