Sanni Abdullahai, TheProfileNewspaper

Following rumours and enquiries on alleged side effects of Covid-19 vaccine on President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo; Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has promised to inform Nigerians promptly, should there be any such development.

The Presidential Spokesman stated this in a press release dated March 6, 2021.

The release reads “In response to press enquiries, I like to assure all citizens, and to dispel fears and misconceptions about the safety of the vaccine administered on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN earlier this morning.

“After he got his jab, the President felt normal and went about doing his job. If there are side effects that follow, we will be open about that but so far there is nothing of a side effect, serious or mild on the President. He is carrying on as normal.

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We hope this will help to send a strong message among the people, especially those grappling with hesitancy about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine”.