Atiku denies receiving COVID-19 vaccine




A former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday debunked Jesus reports (not Metrostarng) alleging that he had received the COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai.

Pictures had surfaced on social media on Wednesday purporting to be of Atiku receiving the vaccine.

However, the Atiku Support Organisation (ASO) waved aside an earlier report that the former Vice-President had received the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine in the United Arab Emirates.

Reports had appeared in the social media that the former Vice President had a shot of the vaccine in one of his recent trips to the country, where he visits frequently, as a major base outside Nigeria.


Solacebase, one of the online platforms, which had carried the news on account of a supposed revelation by a member of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Media Team, Abdulrasheed Uba Sharada, on Tuesday who posted a tweet on his verified handle with pictures of the former VP receiving the vaccine in UAE.

The paper in later retracting the story, quoted a disclaimer issued by Muhammad Sunusi Hassan, ASO Deputy Director, New Media, who reportedly said the pictures were taken randomly at a hospital and not a vaccine jab