The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has said that the Federal Government is aware of fake COVID-19 Vaccines in circulation.
Ehanire said this while speaking at the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He said the FG is not ready to procure vaccines from private importers, adding that all vaccines must go through the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
“The need to involve the private sector in dispensing vaccines will be studied by the vaccine coordinating committee and NPHCDA, which has the mandate to administer vaccines in Nigeria”, he said.
Also, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the PTF, urged Nigerians to shun procurement of vaccines from black market.
“We therefore plead for patience and vigilance.
“The multi-sectoral machinery will be deployed to enhance the logistics to the ‘last-mile administration’ processes put in place”, he said.