Finance Minister, Zainab – proposes to spend N396bn on COVID19 vaccination

The federal says it’s proposing to spend the sum of N396 billion for the COVID19 vaccination exercise across the country between the years of 2021 and 2022.

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this after the weekly Federal council meeting, which was presided over by vice chairman Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, March 31.

Ahmed explained that the figure may significantly reduce because the federal receives more donations of the vaccines from the private sector. She added that the Ministry of Health is functioning on details of the gap that the federal are going to be required to fill within the vaccination exercise.

She also explains that the dimensions of the proposed supplementary budget agreed by the chief and legislative arm is yet to be resolved, because the Ministry of Defence is yet to supply details of the military hardware requirement.

Ahmed had earlier in February said a supplementary budget are going to be needed to hide the value of COVID-19 vaccinations, that no provision was made within the 2021 finance bill adopted in December.

The federal has said it plans to inoculate 40% of Nigeria’s population this year and another 30% in 2022.

”Upon the report, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Muhammed Suleiman Baba, quickly led his detectives to the scene, and therefore the entire area was thoroughly combed. Their efforts yielded positive result when two amongst the gang were arrested while others escaped with their arms.

Three golden rings valued at three million, 100 and twenty one thousand seven hundred naira (3,121,700) was recovered from them.”a statement from Oyeyemi reads partially

The statement adds that the state commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. He also directed that the fleeing members of the gang must be captured and delivered to book.

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