An Abuja doctor, Dr. Cyprian Ngong has made history as he became the first person ever in the country to take the coronavirus vaccine.
Ngong took the jab at the National Hospital, Abuja at a ceremony where the Federal Government formally flagged off the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccines beginning with health care workers.
Two other doctors, Dairu Yunusa and Nuru Joseph , as well as a nurse, Faith Eragbai, also received jabs during the ceremony.
All the recipients have been at the frontline battling the COVID-19 pandemic since Nigeria first detected its first case in February 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo are scheduled to take the jab on Saturday, 6th of March, 2021, which is a day after commencement.
This development is coming three days after Nigeria received the first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines from COVAX, a World Health Organisation (WHO)-backed initiative set up to procure and ensure equitable distribution of vaccines for free among countries across the world.