The Nigerian social media was on fire on Thursday, over images of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar receiving a jab of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in far away Dubai, United Arab Emirates, UAE, .
Dele Momodu, had on Twitter, shared some pictures showing Atiku receiving the jab in Dubai.
Momodu’s tweet read: “Former Vice President, The Wazirin Adamawa, ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR, receives Pfizer Covid-19 jab vaccination”.
Here are few social media reactions culled from Twitter:
@rotifassy said: “As correctly predicted few months ago. This “vaccine tourism” will soon become the norm for Nigerian elites.”
@Ndubuisi_Rita said: “Protecting himself and forgetting the masses that he will need their votes.”
@sunybest4 said: “Plenty of Nigerians have no access to good vaccines. The rich will always be the cheat.”
@45thchucks said: “He should have received it here in Nigeria, to show his patriotic Nigerian spirit. Nigerian Leaders always prefer overseas medical treatment, while ignoring Nigeria infrastructure and institutions.”
@Kachizone said: “What is the President waiting for? Is it not leadership by example??”
@Bodeowoeye said: “I learnt Alhaji @atiku ran to Dubai to go receive Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at the expense of his teeming #SoroSoke followers. Again, the former VP left his followers in the cold, to fight for their lives themselves, all alone. Where is Alhaji Atiku sense of patriotism?”
Prince Adewale said: “Atiku receives Covid-19 vaccine in UAE, and encouraging Nigerians to take the vaccine they are bringing here when it arrives. A Presidential Candidate leaving his homeland to take vaccine abroad. Guys think!”
@htorx on Twitter also said: “First notable Politician of any country flying overseas to get the Covid-19 shot in the arm. What is the fate of his teeming supporters who can ill afford such luxury? Pathetic!”