NIGERIANS have been informed to start expecting arrival of COVID-19 vaccine into the country’s hospitals by ending of next month.
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, made the promise yesterday while briefing newsmen after weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at Council Chambers of State House.
The meeting was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently in his hometown, Daura, in Katsina State, joined the meeting virtually.
According to Ehanire, a technical working group in the Ministry of Health is working on which vaccine will best suit Nigeria.
The minister, therefore, urged Nigerians not to relent in observing all the protocols lined up in the fight against the pandemic. This, he said, is the only way Nigerians can reciprocate the president’s commitment to containing the scourge throughout the federation.
About 15 ministers attended the meeting, including 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.