Nigeria, April 19 -- The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Sunday received his first shot of the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine.

The governor took the first jab about two weeks after the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency officially stopped administration of the vaccine, having dispensed 50 per cent of the state's supply.

The agency had directed all states to dispense only 50 per cent of their allocations while the other half would be kept for the second jab administration.

Borno State had on March 9 received 75,510 doses of the Oxford Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the federal government.

Governor Zulum did not lead in taking the jab in the state. A senior medical doctor, Ibrahim Kida, led other health officials to r...