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Atiku becomes first Nigerian to receive Pfizer covid-19 vacine

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By chuks Steve
With the confirmation, of Paul Ibe, Atiku’s spokesman on Thursday. that Atiku Abubarka the former Vice President of Nigeria has received Coronavirus vaccine in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, there are speculations that he might be he only

“The importance of the #COVID19 vaccine in mitigating the effect of the coronavirus cannot be overstated, particularly in Africa and Nigeria. Yesterday (Wednesday), as part of the mass vaccination programme, His Excellency and the Wazirin Adamawa ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine,” the spokesman added.

“He is anxiously looking forward to when Nigerians, especially medical professionals in the frontline and the most vulnerable will be vaccinated in the country.

The Pfizer vaccine is the first to be granted emergency use authorisation by the WHO, and according to Pfizer and BioNTech, it is 90 percent effective.

The vaccine has also been approved by the UK, the US, Malaysia and Switzerland. The Nigerian government had said it was expecting the delivery of 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the country in early 2021.