The coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu has assured that COVID-19 vaccines will administered free to Nigerians.
Aliyu made this statement on Wednesday in a Channels TV program, Sunrise Daily.
“Yesterday, the President gave the PTF the mandate to proceed with preparations with regard to the vaccine.
“The President has also given us a marching order that the COVID-19 vaccine be made available in Nigeria.
“The COVID-19 vaccine will be available in Nigeria making use of the GAVI arrangement. We already have the assurance that we will have 20% of our population accommodated by GAVI, which is about 40 million Nigerians. They won’t need to pay for that (the vaccine),” the PTF coordinator said.
On fears that Nigerians may be unwilling to accept the vaccine, Aliyu said efforts are being made to tackle that.