Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said his inoculation against COVID-19 is a “demonstration of leadership and faith in the safety and efficacy of the vaccines”.
The President and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were shown being vaccinated in pictures released by the presidency on Saturday.
President Buhari enjoined Nigerians to submit themselves for vaccination and be protected from the virus.
“I urge all state governments, traditional and religious leaders, to take the lead in the mobilization effort within their environment and spheres of influence,” the president in a series of tweets.
On his part, Osinbajo assured “the vaccine offers hope for a safe country, free of Coronavirus”
“I similarly urge all eligible Nigerians to present themselves and be vaccinated in accordance with the order of priority already mapped out at the various authorized designated centers only,” tweeted the Vice President.