Nigeria will get its first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine on March 2.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19, said this in a Television programe monitored on Saturday night in Abuja.
Boss Mustapha said; “I can assure you that the vaccines are coming and are coming very quickly barring any change in the delivery plan that has been released to us by UNICEF, we believe that our vaccines should depart India on March 1 by 10:30pm and arrive Abuja, Nigeria at about 11:10am on March 2”.
The Federal Government had earlier raised the alarm over the circulation of fake COVID-19 vaccines in the country, warning Nigerians of dangerous consequences should they resort to taking such uncertified medication.
The SGF said following the recent certification given by the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for the use of AstraZeneca vaccines, Nigeria is set to receive four million doses of the vaccine as part of efforts to stem the wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.