France Donates Doses of Astrazeneca Vaccines to Nigeria

France Donates Doses of Astrazeneca Vaccines to Nigeria

The French Government has donated 501,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Nigeria through the COVAX facility. Information Guide Nigeria

GAURDIAN reports that the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib received the AstraZeneca vaccines at the National Strategic Cold Store in Abuja.

Dr. Faisal Shuaib described the gesture by the French Government as a prove that France has faith in Nigeria’s potential to be a proactive and forward-thinking partner in the global fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

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According to THE GAURDIAN, Dr. Faisal Shuaib said Nigeria’s storage system is efficient and properly maintained adding that France has been a reliable development partner for Nigeria and also fraternal in all directions.

Dr. Faisal Shuaib added, “We track utilisation of all COVID-19 vaccines in all the states of the federation and receive a daily report from our Senior Supervisors and State Immunisation Officers who are on the field to monitor the management and administration of the vaccines”. Jamb Results

French Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Jerome Pasquier has also applauded the efforts of the Federal Government at addressing the COVID-19 pandemic adding that he was glad that the French Government has also donated vaccines to the Nigerian Government.

Ambassador Jerome Pasquier said, “After three years in Nigeria, today happens to be my final assignment in Nigeria as I leave the country for France tomorrow, to begin my next assignment”.

The Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Walter Mulombo encouraged Nigerians to get vaccinated in order to meet up the new target of 40 per cent benchmark by December 2021.

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