Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Gambari, PS State House, others receive COVID-19 vaccines



The Chief of to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and Permanent Secretary, , Tijjani Umar, on Monday received the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the Clinic, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Gen. Buba Marwa, and Senior Special to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also received the vaccine the clinic.

NAN reports that Gambari and others were administered the vaccine after frontline health workers as well as President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, received theirs on Friday and , respectively.

NAN observed that the Chief Nursing Officer of the Clinic, Esther Ibrahim, administered the vaccine on the affected government officials.

They were later presented with vaccination cards by the Chief Medical of the clinic, Dr Husain Munir.

In his remarks, Gambari said the vaccination was painless and that he followed the foot steps of President Buhari who demonstrated leadership alongside his deputy who received the jabs on .

He advised eligible Nigerians to take the vaccines as they had been verified to be .

”The more Nigerians are vaccinated the more we are ,” he added.

Also speaking the , Permanent Secretary, , Umar lauded the Buhari administration for providing the vaccines to the citizens in good times.

He also advised all eligible Nigerians to take the vaccine “because it is and very useful”

Marwa, on his part, said ‘ ‘the vaccine is painless and I feel good.”

NAN gathered that the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who was earlier scheduled to take his jab at the , will now take it later in the day alongside members of the Presidential Force .

NAN reports that the ongoing public vaccination is meant to reassure Nigerians of the safety and the efficacy of the vaccine. (NAN)