Nigeria is expected to take delivery of its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine allocation on Tuesday, March 3, 2021 the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has assured.
Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, who made the disclosure late Saturday night, also said the expected allocation will be four million doses.
According to him, the vaccine allocation being expected is at no financial cost to Nigeria, adding the batch courtesy of the corporate facility.
The government had earlier said that the first four million doses of the vaccines would arrive the country by the end of February and later said it might be first week in March.
Nigeria is also expecting 16 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility (COVAX), a World Health Organisation (WHO)-backed programme, set-up to divide about two billion doses of vaccines across 92 low-and middle-income countries.