FG Targetting At Least 70% Of Nigerians For COVID-19 Vaccination – Boss Mustapha
Written by MaryGift Sunday on February 2, 2021
No fewer than 70 percent of the Nigerian population will be vaccinated when the Federal Government takes delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines.
This is a target the government has set for itself and has assured Nigerians that it will do all it can to ensure the goal is achieved.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, gave the assurance on Monday on behalf of the government at an event in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Speaking at the ‘Sensitisation Meeting on COVID-19 Vaccine introduction for Christian Leaders and Scholars, he stated that no one would be allowed to travel to any part of the world without getting vaccinated in the coming weeks.
Mustapha, who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 noted that the countries across the world were already embracing vaccination and Nigeria cannot be left out.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to wave off conspiracies, stressing that the COVID-19 vaccines that the Federal Government was expecting would be properly screened by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) before administration.
The government’s assurance to ensure many Nigerians get vaccinated comes four weeks after the PTF National Coordinator, Dr. Sani Aliyu, highlighted the importance of getting immunized against COVID-19 when the vaccines were available.
Dr. Aliyu who was a guest on one of the January editions of Channels Television’s Sunday Politics said the vaccines would only be administered at individual’s will.
He had also clarified the controversy trailing the insinuations that people might have to pay to get vaccinated, insisting that it would be free.
The PTF coordinator, however, explained that in administering the vaccines, the government would prioritize the healthcare workers and elderly among others in the vulnerable group.