- More COVID-19 vaccines have been received by Nigeria, according to the FG
- The vaccines were donated to the country by MTN
- Meanwhile, the FG has called on other partners to contribute towards the fight against coronavirus
More Nigerians will have the opportunity of being vaccinated - thanks to MTN. The communication giant in its efforts to help the country fight the coronavirus donated 300,000 additional doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines.
This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.
The senior official also called on other partners to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19 in the country, Channels TV reports.
Going further, he revealed that Nigeria might soon get its own vaccine as some scientists have produced two local ones, Premium Times added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the federal government revealed that some Nigerian scientists had produced at least two COVID-19 vaccines which are awaiting clinical trials and certification.
The SGF and chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, revealed this on Monday, March 22, while addressing journalists in Abuja.
He also said that on Sunday, March 21, Nigeria recorded the lowest number of cases so far this year.
In a related development, the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has maintained that the COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Nigeria should not be halted because of the fears of side-effects.
NAFDAC's director-general, Mojisola Adeyeye, advised that with the rate of deaths from the pandemic both locally and globally, it will be wrong and dangerous to stop the exercise.
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