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BREAKING: President Buhari, Osinbajo take COVID-19 vaccine

- President Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, have now been vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus

- The Nigerian leaders were vaccinated by their personal vaccinations at the new Banquet Hall at the Presidential Villa

- Nigeria flagged off its COVID-19 vaccination on Friday, March 5, at the National Hospital in Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari has finally taken the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The president was vaccinated on Saturday, March 6, by his personal physician.

Shortly after the president's vaccination, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also took the vaccine which was equally administered by his personal physician.

Legit.ng monitors Channels TV's live coverage of the vaccination of the Nigerian leaders which took place at the new Banquet Hall at the Presidential Villa.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government flagged-off the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination exercise at the National Hospital, Abuja on Friday, March 5.

The exercise officially 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 (NAFDAC).

Meanwhile, Dr Ngong Cyprian of the National Hospital, Abuja, has become the first person and first healthcare worker to be given the COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria.

He received the jab during the launching ceremony of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise on Friday, March 5, at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Dr Faisal Shuaib, the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) administered the vaccine to Dr. Cyprian.

In another related report, Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has said he won’t receive the COVID-19 vaccine because he does not need it.

The Kogi state governor made the statement when he spoke on Channels Television's Politics Today’ programme.

He argued that he does not have any medical condition that requires him to take the vaccine.


Nurudeen Lawal is a Legit.ng journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_

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