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PHOTOS: President Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Garba Shehu, Femi Adesina, Other Senior Aides Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

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Prof Ibrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff to the President, on Monday, received his first dose of the COVID-19 Astrazeneca vaccine at the State House Clinic.

It would recalled that the first phase of the national vaccination drive was rolled out at the National hospital Abuja on Friday, March 5, targeting frontline health workers, their supporting staff and strategic leaders.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were earlier vaccinated on Saturday.

The Chief of Staff, while speaking after receiving the jab at the State House Clinic, described his experience as painless, urging eligible Nigerians to come forward and take the vaccine.

“My experience in receiving this was almost painless and I am just following the footstep of my leader, his Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari who has demonstrated leadership at the highest level by receiving the vaccine, followed by his Excellency, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,” Gambari said.

“I want to encourage eligible Nigerians to take the vaccine. It is safe, painless and the benefits are immense.

“It is not just for the individual but the more Nigerians are vaccinated the more we develop the herd immunity which will keep our country safe and our people healthy.’’

The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu and the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and other presidential aides as well as frontline State House medical staff were administered with the first shots of the vaccine after the Chief of Staff.

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