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COVID-19: FG Approves N84 Billion to Purchase 30 Million Doses of COVID Vaccine

COVID-19: FG Approves N84 Billion to Purchase 30 Million J&J Vaccine

COVID-19: FG Approves N84 Billion to Purchase 30 Million Doses of COVID Vaccine

  • The Federal Government has approved the sum of N83.56 billion to purchase 30 million doses of the J&J vaccine

  • The news was passed by Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed while unveiling details of the new N895 supplementary budget

  • Nigerian plans to acquire the COVID vaccine doses through the Afrixem Bank AVAT initiative

The federal government has stepped up its efforts in the battle against Coronavirus.

According to Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, FG has just announced the approval of N83.56 billion for COVID vaccine.

The allocated budget will be used to purchase 30 million doses of the J&J vaccine.

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Mr Ahmed disclosed this to State House correspondents during a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.

The budget also includes the sum of N1.69 billion for the AIDS programme.

Read also: Africa is Short of COVID Vaccine – African Union

It was reported earlier that the country was planning to purchase 29.59 million doses of the J&J vaccine through the Afrixem Bank AVAT initiative.

At the moment, 2 million Nigerians have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine received through the COVAX initiative.

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