The Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari and Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar, on Monday have received the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, at the State House Clinic, Abuja.
TOS News gathered that Chief Nursing Officer of the State House clinic administered the vaccine on the government officials. The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa, and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also received the vaccine at the clinic.
They were later presented with vaccination cards by the Chief Medical Director of the clinic, Husain Munir.
In his remarks, Gambari said the vaccination was painless and that he followed the footsteps of President Buhari who demonstrated leadership alongside his deputy who received the jabs on Saturday.
He advised eligible Nigerians to take the vaccines as they had been verified to be safe.
“The more Nigerians are vaccinated the more we are safe,” he added.
Also speaking at the event, Permanent Secretary, State House, Umar lauded the Buhari administration for providing the vaccines to the citizens in good times.