COVID-19: MTN donates over 600,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines to Nigeria

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.

“The fact…

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