Boss Mustapha, Lai Mohammed, others to receive COVID-19 vaccine today

Boss Mustapha

Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and the chairman, presidential task force on COVID-19 Boss Mustapha and members of the PTF will on Monday in Abuja receive doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Mr Mustapha’s spokesman Willie Bassey stated this in a notice on Sunday.

The development was coming on the heels of the duo of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who received their doses of the vaccine on live TV on Saturday at the Presidential Villa.

The SGF and the PTF members will receive theirs on Monday following clearance from the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr. Faisal Shuaib.

Bassey said the vaccination would be held during the weekly live joint national briefing of the task force.

This means that the PTF members including the minister of health Osagie Ehanire; minister of information and culture Lai Muhammed; minister of environment Muhammad Mahmood; minister of state for health Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora; director-general, Nigeria Centre Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Chikwe Ihekweazu; and the national incident manager of the PTF, Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad among others are expected to also receive jabs of the vaccines that first arrived in the country last Tuesday.