– The second dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been administered to President Buhari
– The Nigerian leader was on Saturday, May 29, vaccinated at the new Banquet Hall at the State House
– Recall that Nigeria flagged off its COVID-19 vaccination on Friday, March 5, at the National Hospital in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, May 29, received publicly the second dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, at the State House, Abuja.
The COVID-19 vaccine was given to the president exactly 12 weeks after taking the first shot back in early March.
Legit.ng gathered that the vaccine was administered to the president by his personal physician, Dr. Suhayb Rafindadi Sanusi.
He was later presented with the e-vaccination card by the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib.
First COVID-19 vaccination
Recall that President Buhari was given the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by his personal physician on Saturday, March 6.
Shortly after the president’s vaccination, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also took the vaccine which was equally administered by his personal physician.
The vaccination of the Nigerian leaders took place at the new Banquet Hall at the Presidential Villa.
FG flags off nationwide COVID-19 vaccination
The federal government had on Friday, March 5, flagged-off the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination exercise at the National Hospital, Abuja.
The exercise commenced after the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, officially declared the event open.
The vaccine had already undergone a final assessment by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
Nigeria takes tough action
Concerned by the new wave of COVID-19 ravaging some parts of the world, the federal government has banned non-Nigerian passengers who have been in Brazil, India, or Turkey in the last 14 days from entering the country.
Boss Mustpaha, chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, said the ban will take effect from Tuesday, May 4, and shall be subjected to review after an initial period of four weeks.