THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS RELEASED TEN BILLION NAIRA FOR COVID-19 VACCINE PRODUCTION.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 19, 2021
The Federal Government has announced the release of ten billion Naira to support domestic vaccine production.
Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 in Abuja.
He also announced that the first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine would arrive the country in few weeks.
He said the ten billion naira for local vaccines production was released by the Ministry of Finance and would be used to explore options for licensed production in collaboration with recognized institutions.
The Minister also stated that Nigeria had requested ten million doses of the injection, which could be supplied from March.