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COVID-19: Gambari, Marwa, Garba Shehu Vaccinated

COVID-19: Gambari, Marwa, Garba Shehu Vaccinated

The Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, on Monday joined President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as well as some frontline health workers in receiving the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

According to officials in the country, the public vaccination is to reassure Nigerians of the safety and the efficacy of the vaccines. Gambari was given the jab at exactly 10:28 am after e-registration and filling out of their vaccination card and sat for 15 minutes according to the routine of vaccination.

He was later presented with vaccination card by the Chief Medical Director of the State House Medical Centre, Dr. Husain Munir.

The former military administrator of Lagos and Borno state, and the Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd), also received his jab at around 10:39am while the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Tijjani Umar, received his at 10:11:43am.

The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, also received his at 10:41am, while Dr. Munir handed them their vaccination card.

In his remarks shortly after the event, Gambari disclosed that the vaccination was painless and that he followed the footsteps of President Buhari who demonstrated leadership by example alongside his deputy in receiving the jabs on Saturday.

The Chief of Staff advised eligible Nigerians to take the vaccines while assuring that it is safe. He added that the more Nigerians are vaccinated the more we are safe.

Marwa, also collaborated Gambarin in assuring that the vaccine is painless and that it feels good. He congratulated Nigerians that the vaccines are now in Nigeria.

It could be recalled that the Federal Government had on Saturday hinted that getting COVID-19 vaccination could become a requirement for all international passengers as the fight against the killer infection gathers steam.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, said some countries have already started introducing restrictions on visitation.

COVID-19: Gambari, Marwa, Garba Shehu Vaccinated

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