Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria will receive 10 million doses of coronavirus vaccine in March.
He made this known in a statement late Thursday, January 14, stating that the vaccines add to 100,000 expected doses of Pfizer vaccine.
Recall that Nigeria has officially reported some 104,000 Covid-19 cases, of which 1,382 have been fatal.
But these figures are believed to fall short of the real toll since the number of tests is low.
Cases have risen sharply since the end of November, notably in the economic capital Lagos, a city of about 20 million people. The death rate has also increased.
The statement did not specify which type of vaccine would be used for the 10 million doses.
It was also unclear whether the batch would be financed by the African Union or as part of COVAX, which links the World Health Organization with private partners to work for pooled procurement and equitable distribution.