The Federal Government on Monday mentioned over 3.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine are anticipated from the United States, as a part of measures to make sure all Nigerians get vaccinated in opposition to the virus.
Briefing reporters in Abuja, Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, mentioned notable progress is being made within the space of vaccines.
“Over 3.5 million doses of Pfizer are being expected from the US Government this month while about four million doses of AstraZeneca are being expected early next month,” he mentioned.
“Nigeria will be receiving over one million doses of Johnson and Johnson (J&J) shipments on a monthly basis. The PSC is committed to accessing enough vaccines for the 70% eligible persons in the country in record time.”
Mustapha mentioned the PSC has taken observe of the challenges raised by travellers who go to the National International Travel Portal in compliance with journey protocols.
He lamented that some airport employees weren’t diligent within the discharge of their duties with respect to the quarantine process.
According to him, the PSC “has similarly noted with dismay, fraudulent activities perpetrated at our international airports by on-duty staff, who extort money out of those who equally wish to evade quarantine requirement.”
Mustapha, who can also be the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, defined that the authorities are conducting the mandatory investigations into numerous studies obtained.
He added, “On the United Kingdom advisory on COVID-19 vaccines and adjustments to worldwide journey guidelines, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria has acknowledged that the UK authorities, after all, helps the vaccination programme within the nation with vaccines no matter the place they had been manufactured.
“They will, however, open up international travels using a standardised COVID-19 vaccination certification process, to allow for ease of travels from countries – Nigeria inclusive.”