Nigeria to get COVID-19 vaccines by Feb

Nigerians should look forward to the end of February, 2020 for the possibility of accessing any form of inauguration against the ravaging coronavirus, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has said.

The nation’s 36 governors, at a virtual meeting on Wednesday, said the country was working with the World Bank to ensure the supply of existing vaccines in the country.

The NGF, in a communique on Thursday, said its Chairman, Kayode Fayemi briefed members on a meeting with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GOVI) on the roll-out of the vaccines.

Fayemi was said to have told the meeting there is an arrangement for the World Health Organisation (WHO) “to facilitate pooled procurement and the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across developing countries. Nigeria is among 12 countries in Africa that have indicated readiness of the 92 qualified countries for the facility and will by end of February 2021 receive its first shipment of vaccines.”

<<The Nation>>