President Muhammed Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will receive their COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday.
The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency(NPHCDA) stated this during a media briefing at the state house in Abuja on Thursday.
He said Buhari and Osinabjo will receive the vaccines on Saturday after some frontline health workers are vaccinated on Friday.
Shuaib said the vaccination process will be officially launched on Friday in Abuja after which select health workers will receive their jabs.
He added that the first set of health workers to receive the vaccines with be the staff of National Hospital, Abuja.
”Buhari and Osinbajo will then be vaccinated alongside strategic leaders on Saturday,” he said.
“Again, we are hopeful that when Nigerians see leaders like Mr. President and Vice-President take this vaccine, it will increase their confidence around the safety of the vaccines.
“After we are able to get our strategic leaders to publicly demonstrate that these vaccines are safe, the plan is to now go to the state level to start the launch from the treatment centres and also get strategic leaders such as governors to publicly take the vaccine.”