The Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, was among top government officials who were on Monday vaccinated against COVID-19.
Gambari was vaccinated about 10:28 am at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), also took his turn at 10:39 am while the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Tijjani Umar, received his at 10:43 am.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, received his at 10:41 am.
The Chief Nursing Officer of the State House Clinic, Esther Ibrahim, vaccinated all the government officials.
In his remarks, Gambari said the vaccination was painless and that he followed the footsteps of President Muhammadu Buhari, who demonstrated leadership alongside his deputy by receiving the jabs publicly on Saturday.
He advised eligible Nigerians to take the vaccine, assuring them that it is safe.