Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said Nigeria would receive 84 million doses of Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine this year.
Nigeria had already taken delivery of about four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This year, we will receive 84 million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine under that same scheme, which would be enough to vaccinate about 20 per cent of our population.”
He said Nigeria’s priorities in a post-COVID-19 world included restoring Economic growth in the immediate term, building resilience in the health sector, and repositioning the economy on a sustainable footing in the medium term while saving jobs and building domestic capacity and local production in critical areas.
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu, the Vice President spoke during a virtual Chatham House interactive session on Tuesday themed “Priorities for Nigeria’s post-COVID recovery.”
The statement was titled “How Buhari administration’s ESP helped Nigeria tackle COVID-19 challenges -Osinbajo.”