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COVID-19: Nigeria Has Enough Vaccines To Cover 70% Of Population

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The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha says Nigeria has enough vaccines to cover over 70 per cent of its population by the end of next year.

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, disclosed this at the opening of a two-day national summit on the COVID-19 pandemic in Abuja.

He said the country was also building capacity of several health personnel that are involved in the national response to the pandemic. According to him, the conference was organized as part of efforts to mitigate the effects of the deadly virus and also bring about new ideas in managing the pandemic.

Meanwhile, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Monday promised that the National Assembly will provide resources in the appropriation bill to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Lawan made the submission on Monday while declaring open a National Summit on COVID-19 with the theme: “End the Pandemic and Build Back Better,” organised by the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19. The Senate President said the National Assembly will also insist on prudence in the use of the funds. According to him, members of the National Assembly and other political leaders of the country take the health of Nigerians very seriously and they would continue to be alive to the responsibility to ensure that Nigerians were protected and were provided that kind of opportunity to take the vaccine.

He also urged the relevant health authorities to do more to ensure that the vaccine hesitancy was minimised or eliminated if possible.


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