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President Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo To Receive Covid-19 Vaccine On Live TV – Lawyard


Plans are being made for the Nigerian President Muhammadu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine on reside tv, Faisal Shuaib, govt director and chief govt officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has stated.

Shuaib spoke on Thursday on the media briefing of the nation’s Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, held within the nation’s capital Abuja and famous that administering the vaccine to the nation’s leaders on reside TV will type a part of efforts to advertise consciousness.

Nigeria is anticipated to obtain round 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on the finish of January.

“We will like to see a situation where Mr President, the Vice-President, the SGF, critical leaders come and take the vaccine in the full glare of the public to demonstrate that these vaccines are safe. So we have to make provisions for those,” he stated.

“Even in developed countries, what we have seen is that apart from the prioritisation of health workers, you have to also identify critical leaders that you don’t want them to be wiped off by the virus. For example, in warfare, if you want to destroy your enemies, you look for specific leaders, captains, the generals; once you decapitate them, then the soldiers will become weak.

“So, as much as possible, you do not want to also leave your leaders vulnerable to COVID-19, it doesn’t mean you want to prioritise politicians; that is not correct. I emphasised during the last briefing that we will prioritise our health workers because they are the ones in direct contact with cases in isolation units.”

At the PTF briefing on Tuesday, Shuaib had stated the nation hopes to get 42 million doses by the COVAX initiative, to make sure that 40 per cent of the nation’s number living receives the vaccine in 2021, whereas one other 30 per cent will probably be vaccinated in 2022.


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