The President of the 9th Senate of Nigerian, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila will get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March 8.
Naija News reports that the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaibu, revealed this on Monday, March 1 while unveiling Federal Government's rollout plan for the COVID-19 vaccines that would be arriving in the country on Tuesday (today).
Speaking at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja yesterday, Shuaibu assured Nigerians that the government had put in order all necessary safety and quality control measures for the arrival, storage and successful administration of the dreaded disease remedy.
He disclosed that samples of the vaccines would be handed over to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control team upon arrival, for them to analyse over a period of two days.
He stated categorically that these workers would be electronically registered in the COVID-19 vaccine database and would all receive their COVID-19 vaccination card with a QR code that would be verified anywhere globally.
According to Shuaibu, strategic leaders such as the SGF, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Attorney General of the Federation, Inspector General of Police, ministers and ministers of states, senators, House of Representatives members, traditional leaders and religious leaders would all be vaccinated on Monday at designated locations.
His statement reads: "On Saturday, March 6, key strategic leaders will receive first dose of the vaccine.
"The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force will be engaging with the President, the Vice President and strategic leaders to get an exact date on when they will take theirs publicly.
"On Monday, March 8, 2021, more vaccination sites would have been set up at designated locations such as National Assembly Clinic, State House Clinic and Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, where strategic leaders such as the SGF, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Attorney General of the Federation, Inspector General of Police, ministers and ministers of states, senators, House of Representatives members, traditional leaders and religious leaders would be vaccinated.
"After this initial roll-out phase, vaccine distribution to the states for the Phase 1 vaccination process will begin. This phase is the vaccination of all frontline health workers, their supporting staff and strategic leaders."
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday evening, 1st March 2021, confirmed 360 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.
The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the national health agency.
Source: Naija News