By Abba Gwale
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Chairman Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, and members of the PTF will today 8th March 2021 in Abuja receive doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
The Director Press, Office of the SGF, Willie Bassey, said both the SGF and the task force members are ready for the vaccine.
On Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, have received their doses of the vaccine, live, on Saturday at the Presidential Villa.
The SGF and the PTF members would received theirs today after it got a clearance from the Executive Director National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib.
Bassey said that the vaccination will be held at the OSGF during the weekly live joint national briefing of the taskforce.
This means that the PTF regular members, including the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood; Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora; Director-General, Nigeria Centre Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu; and the National Incident Manager of PTF, Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad, among others were expected to join Mustapha to receive jabs of the vaccines that first arrived in the country last Tuesday.
The Federal Government began the vaccine roll out at the National Hospital, Abuja last Friday with frontine health workers and support staff.