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SGF Boss Mustapha, COVID-19 Task Force Members To Get Vaccine On Monday



The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha will receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

Other members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, will also receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Naija News understands.

This was confirmed in a statement by the Director of Information, Office of the SGF (OSGF), Mr Willie Bassey, who noted that the vaccination will be done during the weekly national briefing by the PTF in Abuja.

“Arrangements have been concluded for the SGF/ Chairman of PTF and members to be vaccinated tomorrow, Monday 8th March, 2021, during the weekly national briefing at 4:00pm,” the statement said.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday received their COVID-19 vaccine.

The President was vaccinated by his personal physician, Dr. Shuaib Rafindadi Sanusi at about 11.51 am at at the Old Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja.

Shortly after President Buhari took the jab, Professor Osinbajo was also vaccinated by his chief personal physician, Dr. Nicholas Odifre.

Meanwhile, the presidency has downplayed concerns about the health of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after they received the COVID-19 vaccine.

In a statement on Saturday, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said President Buhari felt normal and went about doing his job.

While dismissing fears and misconceptions about the safety of the vaccine, Shehu said if there are side effects that follow, the federal government will be open about it.

“So far there is nothing of a side effect, serious or mild on the President. He is carrying on as normal.

“We hope this will help to send a strong message among the people, especially those grappling with hesitancy about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine”, Shehu added.

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