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Health News of Monday, 6 December 2021


Coronavirus: Nigeria to vaccinate 70% citizens end of 2022

Boss Mustapha Boss Mustapha

The Federal Government is prepared to vaccinate 70 per cent of the Nigerian population before the end of 2022.

The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on Coronavirus, Mr Boss Mustapha, gave the assurance in Abuja on Monday.

Mustapha, also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), spoke at Nigeria’s Coronavirus Summit 2021.

The SGF said that the summit promised to be rewarding.

According to him, the others are development of an accountability framework for Coronavirus response and health security in Nigeria and synthesizing the blueprint for Nigeria’s recovery from the pandemic.

Mustapha added that the other expectations were articulation of actionable recommendations to President Muhammadu Buhari on the governance structure, resources and policies needed to end Coronavirus in Nigeria by Dec. 31, 2022.

He said that the recommendations would include how to rebuild the health system and the economy for better response to future threats.

On Nigeria’s Coronavirus response, the SGF said: “It has been driven by science, data and experience since then till date.