The Ogun state government on Monday aannounced that it had taken delivery of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, who confirmed the delivery, said 100,000 doses of the vaccine were received.
He announced the development on his official twitter page.
The development means that Ogun is the first state in Nigeria to receive the vaccine, having met the requirements for disbursement.
Taking delivery of AstraZeneca #COVID19 Vaccines in my office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
— Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun – MFR (@dabiodunMFR) March 8, 2021
Nigeria received first batch of the vaccines last week Tuesday after few delays and logistics encumbrance.
COVID-19 vaccination in the country began week with frontline health workers in Abuja last Friday. The president and vice president were vaccinated on Saturday.
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