SGF, ministers, PTF members receive COVID-19 vaccines today

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 on Monday in Abuja receive doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

The Director Press, Office of the SGF, Willie Bassey, said this in a notice on Sunday night.

The development about 48 hours after the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) 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 on Monday 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.

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