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Nigeria To Get COVID-19 Vaccines By February

Nigeria To Get COVID-19 Vaccines By February

Oyogist.com has learnt that the Nigerian Governors Forum, has disclosed that the country will start receiving COVID-19 vaccine from Feburary.

This latest development was issued in a communique signed by the NGF Chairman, Kayode Fayemi, further stating that talks are currently ongoing with the World Bank to ensure Nigeria assess the vaccines.

Fayemi during the meeting said he earlier discussed with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) on the roll-out of the vaccines.

Fayemi said; “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 its readiness of the 92 qualified countries for the facility and will by end of February 2021 receive its first shipment of vaccines.”

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