No fewer than 70 per cent of the Nigerian population will be vaccinated when the Federal Government takes delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines.
This is a target the Government has set for itself and has assured Nigerians that it will do all it can to ensure the goal is achieved.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, gave the assurance in Abuja, on Monday, February 1, 2021, on behalf of the Government.
Mr Mustapha who was speaking at the sensitisation meeting on COVID-19 Vaccine introduction for Christian Leaders and Scholars, noted that no one would be allowed to travel to any part of the world without getting vaccinated in the coming weeks.
The SGF, who doubles as the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, affirmed that countries across the world were already embracing vaccination and Nigeria cannot be left out.
He urged Nigerians to wave off conspiracies, stressing that the COVID-19 vaccines that the Federal Government was expecting would be properly screened by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) before administration.
On Sunday, January 31, 2021, Nigeria recorded 685 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the lowest single-day figured to be reported since the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic in December 2020.
This brings the total confirmed cases in the country to 131,242, out of which 104,989 people have recovered, with 1,586 death toll .