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FG Proposes To Spend N396bn On COVID-19 Vaccination – Finance Minister

Health employees with COVID-19 vaccines on the National Hospital in Abuja on March 5, 2021. PHOTO: Channels Television/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

The Federal Government is proposing to spend the sum of N396 billion for the COVID-19 vaccination in 2021 and 2022.

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Wednesday after the weekly Federal Executive Council assembly, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Ahmed defined that the determine could considerably cut back because the Federal Government receives extra donations of the vaccines from the non-public sector.

She provides that the Ministry of Health is engaged on particulars of the hole that the Federal Government will likely be required to fill within the vaccination train.

The Minister defined that the determine could considerably cut back because the Federal Government receives extra donations of the vaccines

 

She additionally explains that the scale of the proposed supplementary funds agreed by the manager and legislative arm is but to be resolved, as a result of the Ministry of Defence and Health, are but to supply particulars of the army {hardware} requirement.

Ahmed had earlier in February stated a supplementary funds will likely be wanted to cowl the price of COVID-19 vaccinations, for which no provision was made within the 2021 finance invoice adopted in December.

The Federal Government has stated it plans to inoculate 40% of Nigeria’s inhabitants this yr and one other 30% in 2022.

“There will be a supplementary budget, the first one will be in March relating to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Ahmed advised reporters.

Health employees carry medical kits on the National Hospital in Abuja forward of the COVID-19 vaccination on March 5, 2021. PHOTO: Channels Television/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

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