Shehu Sani, a former senator, has mocked politicians who were first on the queue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the country, urging them to lead the fight against bandits.
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the eighth National Assembly, thew the jibe in a post on Twitter on Saturday.
According to the former lawmaker, since the politicians were “courageous” enough to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to douse Nigerians’ fear about its safety, the same vaccinated persons should lead the way in ensuring that banditry is reduced to the barest minimum promptly.
Following the arrival of the 3.92 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine given to the country by the COVAX initiative on 2 March, a number of elected public officials, political appointees and politicians have been inoculated.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were inoculated on 6 March, a day after the vaccination rollout programme began, and a host of state governors have since received the first dose of the vaccine.