Gov. Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe on Sunday in Damaturu received his first jab of Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccine was administered to the governor by his personal physician, Dr. Mohammed Umar, assisted by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Mohammed Gana.
The governor was vaccinated along with his deputy, Alhaji Idi Barde Gubana, Secretary to the State Government, Baba Mallam-Wali, Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, Dr Garba Iliya, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Abdullahi Yusuf, among others.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor received the vaccine over two weeks after it was delivered to the state.
He charged frontline healthcare workers to ensure they received the vaccine to remain safe.
Mala-Buni called on the general public to shun misconception about the vaccine, saying it was safe and provides protection against the disease.