The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has confirmed that Nigeria will on Tuesday, March 2, receive the first batch of the coronavirus vaccines.
Mustapha, who is also the chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, made the disclosure to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, NAN reports.
“Nigeria is set to receive its first four million shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX.
“The vaccines should depart India on March 1, 2021 in the night and arrive Abuja on the 2nd of March, 2021, ” he said.
Recall that the Federal government had earlier announced that the first four million doses of the vaccines would arrive the country by the end of February.
Mustapha, while evaluating the county’s response to COVID-19 in the past one year said the PTF had performed “very well’’ with a very robust national response.
He also praised Nigeria’s health workers and the various frontline workers for working hard to combat the coronavirus pandemic.