The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Wednesday, noted that Nigerians should expect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January 2021.
Ehanire made this claim during the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The Minister noted that a technical working group in the Ministry of Health is working on which vaccine will work for Nigerians.
In attendance were the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Funds Office, Mrs Habiba Lawal, standing in for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who is self-isolating with his wife after some members of his family tested positive for COVID-19 and Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari.
Fifteen ministers were physically attending the meeting, some of whom are the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami and the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
Others are the Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd), Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar; Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva and Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikpeazu.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers participated in the weekly council meeting from their various offices in Abuja.