Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has said that Nigeria is set to receive 80 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Fayemi was speaking at the Chatham House in London, on the topic The Role of Nigeria’s State Governments in Recovery: Responses to COVID-19 Linked Challenges, when he said this.
Fayemi who is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF), added that so far, over 1.3 million Nigerians have tested positive for the Coronavirus.
According to Fayemi: “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to the health and economy of nations, including Nigeria. As of today, Nigeria has tested 1.3 million persons for COVID-19, with 10% (131,242) of these numbers confirmed positive.”
“We are working with the Federal Government to ensure we have vaccines available in the country. We expect about 80 million doses of vaccines would be available in 2021 to cover 40% of the population, while another 60 million doses are being planned for 2022.”