The Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, said that by the end of February, the nation will test the vaccine for COVID-19.
A communiqué signed by NGF Chairman Kayode Fayemi reported that attempts are underway with the World Bank to ensure that vaccinations are tested by Nigeria.
After a virtual meeting of the state governors, the communique on getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria was issued.
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At his meeting with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunization (GAVI) on the roll-out of the vaccines, Fayemi made the disclosures when briefing the forum.
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 its readiness of the 92 qualified countries for the facility and will by end of February 2021 receive its first shipment of vaccines.”