The Federal Government has revealed the number of Nigerians to be vaccinated according to provisions made h in the 2021 budget.
According to the Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, the Federal Government will pay for the vaccination of around 103 million Nigerians or 50 percent of the population against COVID-19.
Akabueze made this disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday during the budget 2021 budget breakdown.
He explained that there is a global alliance to support economically weak countries, such as Nigeria with vaccines.
“Our understanding of the current plan is that we will be getting vaccines donations to cover up to 20 percent of our population but then the global standards says that to achieve herd immunity you have to vaccine at least 70 percent of the population and so there is a 50 percent of the population that we may be required to pay for their own vaccination.”
He added that the assurance is that the Federal government will do everything within its powers to keep Nigerians and economy safe even if it means coming back with a supplementary budget.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,244 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country at the weekend.
And on Tuesday, the agency reported that the country now has a total of 1,361 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Nigeria now has over 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases of COVID-19
- Zamfara police command neutralizes 8 suspected bandits in ZamfaraIn NewsJanuary 18, 2021
- Ohanaeze: Concerned stakeholders move to restore investigate parallel groupIn NewsJanuary 18, 2021
- Anambra school teachers protest resumption without studentsIn NewsJanuary 18, 2021
- Amotekun must work with DSS, Police, Miyetti Allah – Alaafin of OyoIn NewsJanuary 18, 2021The Alaafin Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi on Sunday has said the Amotekun regional security outfit cannot be successful with working with the Department of ...[Read more]
- Nnamdi Kanu reacts to Aisha Yesufu, Savvi Rinu’s comments on Nigeria being worse than zooIn NewsJanuary 18, 2021Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has thanked activists Aisha Yesufu and Bolatito Rinu Oduala, popularly known as Savvi ...[Read more]
- Adamu Aliyu takes over as Adamawa’s new CP, vows to eliminate Shila BoysIn NewsJanuary 18, 2021Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has thanked activists Aisha Yesufu and Bolatito Rinu Oduala, popularly known as Savvi ...[Read more]
- Young, female and fighting corruption, a Somali lawmaker defends her seatIn LifestyleJanuary 18, 2021MOGADISHU- Amina Mohamed Abdi was just 24 when she first stood for Somalia’s parliament in 2012, defeating two other candidates to win a seat ...[Read more]
- JAMB bars two students, sanctions staff for violating COVID-19 protocolsIn COVID-19, NewsJanuary 18, 2021The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended two of its staff and banned two candidates for violating precautionary measures to ...[Read more]
- Lagos records more COVID-19 related deathsIn COVID-19, Health, NewsJanuary 18, 2021Dr Ifegbike Kalu of the Federal Medical Centre Makurdi, Benue State, on Monday said government should order schools to operate on shift basis, amid ...[Read more]
- Trump baby blimp lands at London museumIn LifestyleJanuary 18, 2021LONDON – A blimp depicting US President Donald Trump as a snarling, nappy-wearing orange baby has found a home in one of London’s most popular ...[Read more]