Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has received the Covid-19 vaccine, inoculating himself against the rampaging virus.
Atiku’s spokesperson, Paul Ibe who confirmed the development, Thursday, revealed that the Adamawa-born politician received the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
He added that Atiku was inoculated following a mass vaccination programme implemented around the world to mitigate the effect of the killer-contagion.
This makes Atiku to be among the first set of Nigerians to get vaccinated as Nigeria prepares to receive at least 100,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech approved Covid-19 vaccines by the end of January.
The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, made this known at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday.
“In the first phase through the COVAX facility, we expect to receive approximately 100,000 doses of the Pfizer and bioNtech vaccine by the end of January,” Shuaib said.