The Chairman of the Nigeria Primary Health Care Development Authority, Faisal Shuaib, has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, will be in the first phase of Pfizer / BioNTech coronavirus. approved for use.
Mr Shuaib made the remarks on Thursday during a speech by the Presidential Commission on Combating Cholera.
It is expected that by the end of January this vaccine will arrive in the country and about 100,000 will start arriving for the first time.
The committee has already stated that health workers who are at the forefront of the fight against the disease and the elderly will be the first to benefit from this immunization.
In addition to President Buhari and his deputy, there are senior government officials such as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who is among those to be vaccinated so that people can see and accept it.
He also shed light on why leaders would be the first to adopt the vaccine, saying no country wants to see its coroners killed.
He also explained that even on the battlefield, if a person wants to see the back of his enemies, the first thing he does is attack the leaders, the generals, if that were done, all the rest of their body soldiers would die, he said .
According to him, for the sake of speed, the country will give its leaders across the country this precaution for the first time so that the country’s leaders are not left in danger.
He said the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) had assessed the vaccine before it could be used in the country.
The chairman of the Presidential Commission on Combating Cholera, Boss Mustapha, said given the high incidence of the disease, people need to be extra vigilant.
One of the leaders of the committee, Sani Aliyu, also said that if the number of cases continued to rise, the country would have to re-impose a curfew.