Federal Government says it is proposing to spend N396 billion for the COVID-19 vaccination


The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed revealed this week that the Federal Government says it is proposing to spend the sum of N396 billion for the COVID19 vaccination exercise across the country between the years of 2021 and 2022. The Minister of Budget and National planning, Zainab Ahmed mentioned this after the Federal Executive Council meeting, which was managed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, March 31. Zainab Ahmed clarified that the figure may essentially reduce as the Federal Government gets more gifts of the vaccine from the private sectors. She added that the Ministry of Health is dealing with subtleties of the hole that the Federal Government will be needed to fill in the immunization work out. She likewise clarifies that the size of the proposed strengthening spending plan concurred by the chief and administrative arm is yet to be settled, in light of the fact that the Ministry of Defense is yet to give subtleties of the military equipment prerequisite. Ahmed had before in February said a beneficial spending will be expected to take care of the expense of COVID-19 immunizations, for which no arrangement was made in the 2021 account bill received in December. The Federal Government has said it intends to immunize 40% of Nigeria's populace this year and another 30% in 2022.

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