President Muhammadu Buhari says that the Federal Government has finalized plans to procure and efficiently distribute Covid-19 vaccines in the country.
This is in an effort to keep Nigerians safe from the deadly second wave of the pandemic.
The President gave the indication during a New Year message on Friday morning.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on the December 31, 2020, 1031 new confirmed cases and 11 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
The 1031 new cases, the NCDC said were reported from 16 states. They include Lagos (570), FCT (117), Kaduna (109), Nasarawa (34), Bauchi (31), Kano (28), Plateau (26), Sokoto (26), Ogun (25), Edo (18), Rivers (16), Abia (10), Imo (7), Taraba (6), Delta (4) and Osun (4)
Till date, 87510 cases have been confirmed, 73713 cases have been discharged and 1289 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
President Buhari during the New Year message stressed that: “Keeping our country on a forward march is a duty which we all have and share.
“In this regard, keeping our country safe from a resurgent cycle of COVID-19 as this administration finalizes its plans to procure and efficiently and effectively distribute the COVID-19 vaccines, I urge you all fellow citizens to observe strict COVID-19 prevention protocols.
“As your elected President, my pledge to you is the same as it has always been; I will play my part fully and without fear or favour.
“I invite all of us to do the same. It is what we owe to the founding generation of our beloved country and also to the coming generation. It is what we desire for national prosperity for all demands.”