A frontline health worker at the National Hospital, Abuja Dr Cyprian Ngong, became the first Nigerian to receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine procured by the Federal Government.
He was among the first four officials at the hospital to receive the vaccine, which was announced by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to be safe and efficacious.
He said, “We’ve been at the forefront of the COVID-19 fight here in the National Hospital at our isolation centre under the able leadership of the National Hospital.
“They’ve provided everything we need for this fight. We’ve lost some, won some and we are happy we are getting the vaccine now in Nigeria. I think that is about the best news we’ve had since.
“I only wished my dad had had that vaccine months ago. We lost him, but we thank God. The fight is still on and we’ll win.”
On how he feels after getting a jab, Ngong said, “You can see, I just took the vaccine now and I feel good. I dreamt of taking this vaccine and I have taken it today.”