FG Earmarks N10.6bn For Shipping Of COVID-19 Vaccine Across Nigeria

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  • The Federal Government (FG) says it has budgeted N10.6 billion for the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines across the country.
  • This was made known via a document titled ‘Estimated Budget for States Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines (end-to-end).

The Federal Government (FG) says it has budgeted N10.6 billion for the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines across the country.

This was made known via a document titled ‘Estimated Budget for States Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines (end-to-end)’ by the federal government.

According to the document,  a total of N12.7 billion was budgeted as cost of transportation for the vaccine, procurement of PPE and AEFI kits.

EKO HOT BLOG gathered that Kano State, which has 44 local government areas, has the highest budget for transportation at N685.4m while N558.6m will be spent on distributing the vaccines to Lagos State, which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About N476m would be spent on distributing vaccines in the President’s home state of Katsina while N396.3m will be spent in Oyo State.

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Bayelsa, which has just eight local government areas, has the lowest budget for vaccine transportation which is N121m.

The budget was, however, presented to the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) alongside representatives of the federal ministry of health in a meeting on Thursday.

Nigeria, on Friday, commenced its COVID-19 vaccination with doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which was first administered to health workers in Abuja, the federal capital territory.

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The vaccination has been divided into phases. One of the phases includes the distribution of the vaccines to states that have met the requirements of storage and facilities.

Following the division, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), which is the agency responsible for vaccines distribution strategy, budgeted N1.4billion for procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) while N373m was set aside for adverse events following immunisation kits (AEFI kits).

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