The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made this known in Abuja on Thursday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
He also said Nigeria was planning with the organizations for the allocation of 2 billion vaccine doses as soon as they are available.
Ehanire said, “Nigeria is also working with the World Health Organisation to finalize enrolment with the ACT – Access To coronavirus Tools Accelerator, a global mechanism tracking and sponsoring global organizations working on coronavirus vaccine development.
“We also have an interest in the COVAX Facility, which is a Gavi-supported initiative to procure and assure equitable access to vaccines as soon as they are available, especially for lower-income countries.
“This will prioritize Nigeria for allocation of a part of 2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses that will be secured in a special plan to protect the interest of poorer countries.”
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, as of Wednesday night, the country has recorded over 50,000 Coronavirus infections and about 1,000 associated fatalities.