The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has set up a team of experts to advise on the procurement and administration of the Coronavirus vaccines.
The decision was taken during the 24th teleconference meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
Channels TV reports that the meeting was to deliberate the procurement and administration of COVID-19 vaccines in the country.
The report added that during the meeting with the NGF, three medical experts briefed the Governors on the country’s preparedness for the procurement and administration of COVID vaccines and the level of collaboration required from all stakeholders, including the Federal, State Governments and the private sectors.
They include: a leading Virologist and former Vice-Chancellor of Redeemer’s University, Nigeria, Professor Oyewale Tomori; the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib; the Founder/ Managing Director, Synlab Nigeria (formerly PathCare) and President Healthcare Federation of Nigeria, Dr Pamela Ajayi and Founding Partner of the Anadach Group, Dr Egbe Dawodu.
It was later agreed that the team of experts led by Professor Oyewale Tomori will advise State Governors on the procurement and administration of Coronavirus vaccines in the country.