The Federal Authorities on Tuesday acknowledged an further 100,000 doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine has been acquired from India.
Chairman of the Presidential Process Power on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made the announcement within the course of a press briefing in Abuja.
The vaccines, donated by the federal government of India to Nigeria, will succor increase the assortment of Nigerians to be vaccinated by about 50,000, Mr. Mustapha acknowledged.
Mr. Mustapha also launched that President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the transitioning of the PTF to the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on Covid-19, efficient from April 1, 2021.
The PSC, that will now operate with a modified mandate to mirror the non-emergent space of the Covid-19, will goal up except December 31.
Nigeria had acquired 3.94 million Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine doses from the WHO-backed vaccine initiative COVAX in early March, triggering the commencement of the nation’s vaccination drive.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Nigeria had vaccinated 964,387 eligible persons in opposition to the Covid-19 virus, in keeping with the Nationwide Most well-known Effectively being Care Pattern Company.
The further vaccines from India are anticipated to increase the nation’s efforts to vaccinate most of its inhabitants in opposition to the virus.
The Federal Authorities has acknowledged it is seeking to vaccinate no fewer than 70 p.c of its over 200 million-worthy inhabitants.
More vaccine doses are composed anticipated from COVAX as well to from an African Union design financed by the African Export-Import Bank.