The personal assistant to Nigeria's leader, Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad has confirmed that the president will take the COVID-19 vaccination tomorrow (Saturday).
Ahmad gave the confirmation in a short Twitter statement late on Friday evening.
According to the presidential media aide, President Buhari will receive the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine by 11:30am on Saturday, 6th March 2021.
The event will take place at the new banquet hall of the presidential villa in Abuja.
He wrote: "The President gets vaccinated against the COVID–19 pandemic tomorrow." He wrote it as a caption for an image he shared which contained the full details for the vaccination.
Meanwhile, the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has insisted that there is no COVID-19 in the state, adding that he won't take the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.
The Governor while speaking on Friday, declared Kogi State has more important issues to deal with than subjecting residents to COVID-19 vaccination.
Governor Bello however added that he won't stop residents who wish to be vaccinated if the federal government makes the vaccine available but personally, he would rather not make the people guinea pigs.
He made the declaration when he appeared on Channels TV 'Politics Today.'
However, a medical doctor, Cyprian Nyong working with the National Hospital, Abuja made history as the first person to get the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine within Nigeria when the vaccination exercise was flagged off on Friday by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, in Abuja.
Source: Naija News