- National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has taken his jab of the COVID-19 vaccine at his residence in Fadama
- He took the jab together with his two wives and other Islamic leaders
- The Chief Imam called on the Muslim community to do well to take the vaccine
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The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, took his turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine jab.
The vaccine was also administered to his two wives and other Islamic leaders at his residence at Fadama in Accra.
Addressing the media after the jab, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu urged the general public, especially the Muslim community to endeavor to take the jab when it is time to take it.
This he said will go a long way to protect oneself and a host of others in the interest of everyone.
"This vaccine is God's mercy to mankind and a solution to this pandemic which has affected humanity. Let us all cooperate and take this vaccine so that together, we can help eradicate this disease by the grace of Allah." he Chief Imam said.
Prior to that, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo were the first to take the jab at the 37 military hospital.
The vice-president, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, and his wife Samira Bawumia also took the jab at the Police Hospital in Accra.
The exercise took off in the Greater Accra and Kumasi Metropolitan areas, where high numbers of COVID-19 were being recorded.
In President Akufo-Addo's 24th COVID-19 address to the nation, he mentioned that the vaccines were going to be administered in some 43 districts which according to him have been earmarked as Epicenters.
In a related development, the Asantehene, his wife Lady Julia, and other chiefs of the Asante Kingdom took their first jabs of the vaccine at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
Interestingly, the day for Otumfuo's vaccination coincided with the Akradwareda (the day for cleansing the human soul).
The cleansing of the soul, according to an Asante historian on Facebook, Sankofa Asane, fortifies Otumfuo spiritually.
It is for this reason of marking the Akradwareda that the Asantehene wore a white cloth and had markings on his arm and forehead while taking the COVID-19 jab.
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