By Audrey Lotechukwu
SAT 06 MARCH, 2021-theGBJournal- President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the list of African leaders to have taken the COVID-19 vaccination provided by the COVAX Facility’s Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC).
The President was vaccinated today by his personal physician after a brief ceremony attended by top government officials including the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo at the new banquet hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja at 11.30 am.
The event which was aired on National Television is to reassure vaccine-skeptics of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.
The Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo also was given the vaccination by his personal physician.
The vaccine jabs come three days after Nigeria took delivery of 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility.
Nigeria began the COVID-19 vaccine roll out Friday with the vaccination of frontline healthcare workers at the National Hospital, Abuja.