By Babajide Okeowo
The first batch of COVID 19 vaccines will arrive in Nigeria by the end of January, the Federal Government has assured.
This reassurance was given by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on Control of COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu on Sunday in an interview on ARISE TV. He also disclosed that there was a presidential directive to ensure that the vaccines were sourced as timely as possible.
“In terms of when it is going to be available in the country, there is a lot of work going on with National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the president has directed the Presidential Taskforce on Control of COVID-19 last two weeks to get involved in the nitty-gritty of the efforts to ensure that the vaccine comes in a timely manner.
We expect the first batch of vaccines to come in possibly towards the end of January,” he said.
The national coordinator said that there was a lot of work going on
with development partners, especially GAVI, adding that the federal government does not want Nigeria to be left behind on the issue of sourcing for the vaccine.