The Nigerian government on Wednesday received 604,800 doses of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines from telecom giant, MTN.
Speaking at the handover ceremony in Abuja, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, said MTN has been a faithful partner in the country’s development.
Represented by the director of disease control and immunisation at NPHCDA, Bassey Okposen, he said the donation of 604,800 doses of vaccines means a potential 604,800 fully vaccinated Nigerians.
“This is to say that MTN is wishing Nigeria the fast lane to COVID-19 recovery,” he said.
Mr Shuaib said the donated vaccines should encourage every eligible Nigerian to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
He said despite vaccine availability, many people are still hesitant to be vaccinated.
“We seem to be having the wrong information or impression that COVID-19 is no longer existing or it is no longer a problem,” he said.