The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Is-haq Oloyede, has been vaccinated against the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19).
The JAMB boss, who took the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine in Abuja on Friday, called on staff members of the Board to also get vaccinated against the virus.
A statement issued on Friday in Abuja by JAMB’s Head of Media and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, said Oloyede assured of the efficacy of the vaccine given the thorough process it went through before its approval.
He said, “ I have to lead by example as the entire staff of the Board will want to take a cue from what I will do. That is why I came early to take my jab of the vaccine.”
While urging the staff not to entertain fears about the vaccine, the JAMB boss, however, said that nobody would be forced to take the vaccine against his or her will.
Some of the staff members, who witnessed Oloyede taking the jab, including those who expressed apprehension over the vaccine, came out in droves to take their shot.
“If the Registrar can take the same vaccine, we do not have any reason not to,” one of the staff members said.
PlatinumPost reports that Nigeria began COVID-19 vaccination on 6 March, 2021 with frontline medical workers.
On 7th March, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo took the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shot on live television, with an appeal to Nigerians to embrace the vaccine amid several conspiracy theories on its side effect in the the body system.
According to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency over 1.28 million Nigerians have taken have taken the COVID-19 vaccine as at 6 May, 2021.