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FG approves N83.56b to procure 30 million COVID-19 vaccines


FG approves N83.56b to procure 30 million COVID-19 vaccines

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, on Wednesday, disclosed that the Federal Government approved N83.56b to secure 30 million Johnson & Johnson Vaccines during the N895 billion supplementary budget session.

Ahmed made the statement after the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, Nairametrics reports.

”The total of this expenditure is made up of N83.56 billion for COVID-19 vaccine programme, covering 30 billion vaccines from Johnson and Johnson vaccines and the logistics cost related to the deployment of that vaccine.

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“It also contains the sum of N1.69 billion for the Nigerian Comprehensive AIDS programme currently operating in the States and an additional contingency provision of N40 billion under the public service-wide wage adjustments to take care of the needs for allowances to the health and education sectors and other wage-related issues.

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“This is an incremental provision to the N100 billion already provided for in the 2021 budget,” she said.