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Atiku Abubakar Becomes ‘First Nigerian’ to Take Pfizer COVID-19 Jab

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has become one of the first Nigerians to take the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Atiku took the vaccine in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A member of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Media Team, Abdulrasheed Uba confirmed this in a Tweet.

He said the former vice president had become one of the first Nigerian leaders to take the COVID-19 jab.


In Nigeria, the COVID-19 cases are rising fueling fears that the government may impose another lockdown. Despite this, the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 has ruled out imposing another round of restrictions to prevent a second wave.

On Wednesday (6th Jan 2021), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,664 cases of coronavirus

The 1664 new cases were reported from 23 states: Lagos-642, FCT-407, Plateau-160, Kaduna-83, Rivers-62, Adamawa-47, Nasarawa-38, Abia-29, Edo-28, Anambra-27, Niger-24, Ogun-24, Imo-15, Oyo-14, Kano-12, Osun-12, Borno-9, Delta-7, Enugu-7, Bauchi-5, Ekiti-5, Sokoto-5 and Jigawa-2.

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