Negotiations with prospective distributors of COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria ahead of their availability is ongoing by the Federal government.
The Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo kick-started the negotiations yesterday on behalf of Nigeria at a virtual meeting.
Osinbajo starts the negotiations with representatives of the BNT162 COVID-19 vaccine candidate on the progress of vaccine development across the world, including Africa.
He said at the meeting:
Is an important conversation and it is important for us that we are prioritize-as the largest country in Africa in the distribution of the best COVID-19 vaccine when it’s eventually ready.
Our priority is the health of the Nigerian citizens.
We continue to engage and intend to look at every possible option -from all manufacturers- of a good vaccine.
We want to do the very best for our people in this regard.