COVID-19: NSCDC boss gets vaccinated, encourages personnel to receive jab

  Ahmed Audi, Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps () has encouraged personnel to get the -19 vaccine as he received the AstraZeneca jab.Audi who received the jab in Abuja said the vaccine was safe for all as he felt healthy after the vaccination.

He directed officers and men of the corps in other states to follow his lead.He said as front-liners, the FCT -19 medical team had assured the Corps the vaccine was available for all who wished to get vaccinated.The commandant general said vaccination was ongoing simultaneously at the FCT Command of the Corps and the team were ready to respond to questions of personnel.The FCT Primary Health Care Executive Director, Iwot Ndaeyo, applauded the boss for voluntarily offering himself to receive the jab as an example to his officers and men.“We thank the CG for this is necessary based risks faced by officers in line of duty.“

This same exercise is expected to happen across the 36 states and FCT, with a joint effort here, all officers in Abuja will be vaccinated,” Ndaeyo said.He said that the second dose of the vaccine would be in circulation, jabs would also be administered to the Corps.He stated that vaccines were available at all the approved centres in the territory with about 40,000 doses yet to be administered.He urged Nigerians to get vaccinated as there was nothing attached to the vaccination.