The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has on Wednesday, announced that Nigerians should expect to receive the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of January 2021, Page 36 learnt.
He stated this during the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
According to the Minister, a technical working group in the Ministry of Health is working on which vaccine will best suit Nigeria and Nigerians.
To commence the meeting, the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major-General Babagana Munguno (Retd.), said the Muslim opening prayer, while the Minister of Health, said the Christian prayer.
In attendance were the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Funds Office, Mrs. Habiba Lawal, standing in for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, who is self-isolating with his wife, after some members of his family tested positive for Covid-19, and the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who joined the meeting virtually, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
15 Ministers physically attended the meeting, including the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mohammed Bello; Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami; and the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
Others are the Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Retd.), Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar; Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; and the Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikpeazu.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, and other Ministers participated in the weekly Council meeting from their various offices, in Abuja.
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