The Federal Government is currently resolving what type of Covid-19 vaccine to procure and the quantity needed. The provision for this would be made available in the 2021 budget.
This was disclosed by Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed on Tuesday reported by Reuters.
Ahmed disclosed that the FG was committed to a quick supplementary budget that makes way for additional Covid-19 spending needed in the country.
She added that the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance will work on a plan on vaccine procurement later this month and also discuss with the National Assembly on budgetary means to finance the procurement.
“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.
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported that the Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), announced its distribution plan for the Covid-19 vaccine deployment in Nigeria.
- The NPHCDA revealed that all states will initially receive 4,000 vaccines during the first phase, with the top states being Kano State 3,557; Lagos 3,131; Katsina 2,361; Kaduna 2,074; Bauchi 1,900; Oyo 1,848; and Rivers 1,766.
- Meanwhile, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria surpassed the 100,000 mark as at Sunday, January 10, 2021, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.