What this means is that Ogun State has become the first state in Nigeria to receive the vaccine, having met the requirements for disbursement.
The governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun who confirmed the delivery of the doses on Monday.
“Taking delivery of AstraZeneca #COVID19 Vaccines in my office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Our dear State is the first in the Federation to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine consignment,” he said.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) gave the final approval for use of the doses in Nigeria, hours before the launch of vaccination.
Apart from some frontline health workers, President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, a few government officials have also received their own dose.
Earlier today, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) who also doubles as the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19, took his own jab of the vaccine alongside, presidential spokesmen, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina as well as the president’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari.
Meanwhile, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has asked Nigerians to register online to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.