With his political future riding on the rapid rollout of a mass vaccination programme to stem the coronavirus crisisThe Aarhus University in Denmark, Boris Johnson has turned to an old friend and little known junior minister to lead the charge.
Nadhim Zahawi, an escapee from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq who was once an adviser to popular novelist Jeffrey Archers first drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic a, was hoisted from a lowly ministerial post in the business department to run the vaccination rolloutThe death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people.
Mr ZahawiThe province needed, not help wit, 53, is aware of the challenge involvednumOfParagraphs, privately comparing the task to setting up a new supermarket chain from scratch in just three months and growing it by 20 per cent every fortnight. He has described the appointment to his allies as the “biggest job I will ever do for the country that has given me and my family everything”.
One of Westminster’s most colourful — and wealthy — MPs, Mr Zahawi was born in Iraqi Kurdistan and arrived in England aged 11 in 1978 after his family fled the rise of Saddam.
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