Dino Kicks as FG Moves to Expend N400bn for Vaccine Importation

By Chris Udochukwu

Abuja (Precise Post) – Former federal lawmaker that represented Kogi West Senatorial District at the 8th Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye has described as shameful and a total disgrace, the planned move by the to expend N400 billion on the importation of .

Dino who took to his twitter handle account to express his disappointment, wondered why the most populous black country with over 150 Universities and thousands of core scientist not be able to develop its own vaccine.

“Why use 400 billion Naira to import vaccine when our professors need less than 50 billion to deliver, Dina asked

The tweet reads” It’s sad, shameful and a total disgrace. Why can’t the largest Black country with over 150 universities and thousands of core develop it’s own vaccine? Why use 400 billion Naira to import vaccine when our professors need less than 50 billion to deliver!!!

Precise Post recalls that the the , Dr. Osagie Ehanire had on December 22 while briefing the leadership on the plans to procure COVID-19 vaccines for citizens, said that about N400 billion is needed to vaccinate 70 percent of Nigeria’s 211 million population: N156 billion will be needed in 2021, N200 billion in 2022.

Dr. Ehanire stated that the government was substantially ready for a successful COVID-19 to save lives of the citizens.

He also told the that the country, which had successfully fought polio, would use the same storage facilities (cold chains) to store the COVID-19 vaccines, urging the to have confidence in the plan for campaign.

However, of the , Ahmad Lawan, expressed doubt over the ability of the to effectively store and distribute the COVID-19 vaccines, when they arrive in the country.

Lawan said the was ready to support the funding of adequate vaccines to save Nigerians.

He noted that officials of the must convince the that they had adequate facilities and manpower to protect the .

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