The Federal Government of Nigeria has stated that it is working on the type and quantity of COVID-19 vaccines to procure.
Naija News reports that this was stated by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed.
The Minister made this known on Tuesday during a virtual public presentation of the 2021 appropriation bill.
Zainab Ahmed said the finance and health ministries would deliberate and finalize an amount to be allocated to vaccine procurement within the next two weeks.
“We agreed that the effort needed to be done so that we have clarity as to whether the provisions to the budget will be adequate or we have to make additional provisions by way of a special supplementary budget to make more provisions for COVID-19 vaccinations,” she said.
Recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed one thousand two hundred and forty-four news cases of COVID-19 disease in Nigeria.
The newly reported cases of the novel virus were recorded from 18 states of the federation, Naija News understands.
NCDC in a post on its official Twitter account on Monday night, January 11, 2021, confirmed COVID-19 death cases to have risen to 1,361 in Nigeria with a total of 80,491 people already discharged.
See below a breakdown of the latest cases of the novel virus as confirmed by the Nigeria health agency.
Source: Naija News