The honourable minster for health, Osagie Ehanire has said the federal government need 400 billion to get Covid-19 Vaccine. He disclosed this in a meeting with the Senate leaders in Abuja
Osagie said the federal government is ready to get a vaccine that will be enough for at least 70% percent of Nigerians that’s about 200 million Nigerians.
The minister added that 156 billion will be needed on 2021 while 200 billion will be used for vaccines in 2022. On the issue of storage, the minister explained that the vaccines will be stored in the same store vaccine for polio is stored (Cold chain).
Giving insight on the Senate president lack of Confidence in the ministry of health to properly store the Covid-19 Vaccine.
The president of the Senate Ahned Lawan said the Senate is ready to support funding for the vaccine but more need to be done about the ministry of health.