COVID-19: Governors Working With FG On Vaccine Procurement – NGF

The Forum’s Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, said this while delivering a lecture titled “The role of Nigeria’s state governments in recovery: responses to COVID-19 linked challenges’’ at Chatham House Event, London, UK.

Fayemi, in his speech says the COVID-19 pandemic had caused significant disruptions to the health and economy of nations, including Nigeria.

They expect that about 80 million doses of vaccines will be made available in 2021 to cover 40 per cent of the population, while another 60 million doses are being planned ahead of 2022.

Fayemi said that using the Vaccines Readiness Assessment Tool (VRAT), governors were encouraged to revisit and strengthen their vaccines cold chain and logistics, step up demand creation and communication.

 He added that governors had also been enjoined to map out priority persons to receive vaccines amongst other things.

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