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FG debunks N10bn cost of COVID-19 vaccines distribution

Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) would be in charge of the distribution of the vaccines

The Nigerian Government has said it is not true that N10.6 billion will be spent to distribute COVID-19 vaccines.

The Federal Government had announced that 3.9 million doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines will be shared among the 36 states in the country and Abuja, the Federal Ca.pital Territory (FCT).

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, told newsmen that the government would not bear the transportation costs of the vaccines

Shuaib explained that the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) would be in charge of the distribution of the vaccines across the country.

He confirmed that the body has provided a cargo plane for delivery to all states with functional airports.

”For those that do not have functional airports, there is a delivery van that will convey the vaccines from those airports to the states without functionality.

“I do not see how that is going to cost N10 billion. So there is no truth in that information.

”The only cost we’re going to incur is the cost of delivering the vaccines from any airport to nearby states that don’t have functional airports”, Shuaib said.

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