FG advised to provide emergency power supply before COVID-19 vaccine
The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to provide storage facilitates and emergency power supply before purchasing Covid-19 vaccine.
A former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani, warned that such provision was necessary in order to preserve the vaccines at minus 70degree Celsius.
Sani said this on Monday on his Twitter page.
The former lawmaker’s post read: “To the federal government: Before you Credit N400 Billion to #COVID19 vaccine manufacturers, make adequate provisions for storage facilities and emergency power supply that can preserve them at minus 70 degree Celsius. It is not our normal fridge oh, ehen.”
Meanwhile, the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 has promised Nigerians that the vaccine will be free of charge.
Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator of PTF, disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday.
He added that President Muhammadu Buhari had given the PTF the mandate to proceed with preparations with regard to the vaccine which will at least be given free to 40m Nigerians when available.