The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has expressed that the country could assess COVID-19 vaccine by the end of February.
This was contained in a communique signed by the NGF Chairman, Kayode Fayemi, which was issued after a virtual meeting of state governors.
He claimed efforts are ongoing with the World Bank to ensure Nigeria assess the vaccines.
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Fayemi made the revelations while briefing the forum on his meeting 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 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 readiness of the 92 qualified countries for the facility and will by end of February 2021 receive its first shipment of vaccines.”