Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi during an interview with newsmen on COVID19 vaccine at his palace in Maiduguri.
The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai Elkanemi has tasked traditional and religious leaders to mobilize their followers to accept the vaccine ahead of the delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine to Borno state.
Shehu Abubakar Garbai gave the task in an interview with newsmen at his palace in Maiduguri.
The Shehu who is also the Deputy President Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs said the vaccine is safe, adding that the vaccine is for the interest of the people.
He promised to personally take the COVID vaccine as soon as it is launched in the state, assuring that all the remaining 7 emirs, other traditional title holders and religious leaders will follow suit.
In the same vein, the Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Borno State Chapter, Bishop William Naga urged the entire Christian community to accept the vaccine and stressed that before the vaccine would be administered to any person; it must be certified safe by health professionals.
The CAN Chairman called the government to make sure the vaccine covers the vulnerable people, who are most susceptible to the virus.