President Muhammadu Buhari has said religious leaders, musicians, and sports personalities should be asked to take the COVID-19 vaccine on national television.
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Buhari explained that Nigerians would believe in the vaccine’s potency when people like Chief Imams, Bishops, musicians, and sports personalities are made to take the vaccine on national television.
This was disclosed by the Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, after a meeting with Buhari at the State House.
According to Fayemi: “But the good thing is, Mr. President has agreed with me that he would convey to the PTF the necessity of using other influencers, maybe the Chief Imams, the Bishops, top musicians, our sports personalities. Because the more such people are seen taking the vaccines, the more the likelihood of resistance will break down in our various localities. So, we discussed that.”
Recall that the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 had said the President, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and other imminent Nigerians take the vaccine on National Television.
The PTF had said the strategy would help in creating awareness.