The former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has called on the President Buhari-led administration to improve on immunisation coverage.
The Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation made this call during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Umuahia on Thursday.
Okonjo-Iweala lauded the Federal Government for the efforts made so far but noted that the government can do better.
She said: “We like Nigeria to improve the immunisation coverage. We were initially at 33 per cent.”
“Now they have worked hard. We are at 50 per cent now but we need to work harder to get us to the average for Africa.”
“Nigeria is one of the key countries where GAVI is engaged and we are very happy to be here.”
“We have a very large programme for Nigeria and it is all grant and not a loan,” the former Managing Director of the World Bank Group said.