The National Coordinator of Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 Sani Aliyu has stated that the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to Nigerians free when vaccination begins.
Aliyu made this known on Wednesday during an interview on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily.
He also revealed plans by the Nigerian government on delivering and administering the vaccine and gave the assurance that Nigerians will be freely vaccinated.
“Yesterday, the President gave the PTF the mandate to proceed with preparations with regard to the vaccine.
“The President has also given us a marching order that the COVID-19 vaccine be made available in Nigeria.
“The COVID-19 vaccine will be available in Nigeria making use of the GAVI arrangement. We already have the assurance that we will have 20% of our population accommodated by GAVI, which is about 40 million Nigerians. They won’t need to pay for that (the vaccine),” the PTF coordinator said.