Federal Govt Of Nigeria To Spend N10.6bn To Transport COVID Vaccines Nationwide

Date: 07-03-2021 12:12 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The Federal Government, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has revealed a N10.6bn budget for the transportation of the approved COVID-19 vaccines across the country.

In the “Estimated Budget for States Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines (end-to-end)” released on Friday, Kano State has the largest allotment for transportation at N685.4 million while N558.6 million is for distributing the vaccines to Lagos State, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Katsina has N476 million pegged on distributing vaccines while N396.3 million will be spent in Oyo State. The lowest budget for vaccine transportation is Bayelsa state at N121 million.

The NPHCDA also budgeted N1.4 billion for procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) and N373m for adverse events following immunisation kits (AEFI kits).

The total amount for the transportation of vaccine, procurement of Personal Protective Equipment, AEFI kits, and sensitisation was summed up at N12.7bn.

Peoples Gazette reported that finance minister Zainab Ahmed said the federal government would draw a supplementary budget in March to cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccinations.

On Tuesday, the much awaited Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Nigeria amidst lavish reception. The government said 3.9 million doses were received.


Posted: at 7-03-2021 12:12 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- taypetdun at 7-03-2021 01:56 PM (1 month ago)
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Which kind of special transport would that be? Yet civil servants are suffering, lecturers demand not met, soldiers are deserting, settling  bandits is now lucrative business with Sheik Gumi as negotiator, what is the Nigerian society turning to be? Corruption comes in varied forms and becomes acceptable norm; which no one queries. Government without vision, the people will perish.
Posted: at 7-03-2021 01:56 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- Henrybobo at 7-03-2021 02:20 PM (1 month ago)
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Only transport?.. wow
Posted: at 7-03-2021 02:20 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nemacris at 7-03-2021 04:24 PM (1 month ago)
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VIP vaccine.
Posted: at 7-03-2021 04:24 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- kacylee at 8-03-2021 09:00 AM (1 month ago)
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haba.. how much is the vaccine itself Huh? Roll Eyes this is just not fair the way these men squander Nigeria's money

Posted: at 8-03-2021 09:00 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Henry7880 at 8-03-2021 01:43 PM (1 month ago)
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10 billion to transport vaccines. Wow
Posted: at 8-03-2021 01:43 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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