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COVID-19: FG Reveals Sharing Formula For Distribution Of Vaccines To States

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The federal government has revealed sharing formula for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to states in the country.

According to the data released, OAU VOICES gathered that Kano state was given the highest quantity out of all the 36 states in the country, followed by Lagos state

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), in a statement it’s executive director, Faisal Shuaib made available to Newsmen during a press conference revealed that Nigeria still await about 42 million free doses of the vaccines later.

Below is the quantity given to each state according to a data released by NPHCDA;

1. Kano state – 3,557 vaccines

2. Lagos state – 3,131 vaccines

3.Katsina state – 2,361 vaccines

4. Kaduna state – 2,074 vaccines

5. Bauchi state – 1,900 vaccines

6. Oyo state – 1,848 vaccines

7. Rivers state – 1,766 vaccines

8. Jigawa state – 1,712 vaccines

9. Niger state – 1,558 vaccines

10. Ogun state -1473 vaccines

11. Sokoto state – 1468 vaccines

12. Benue state – 1,423 vaccines

13. Borno state – 1,416 vaccines

14. Anambra state – 1,379 vaccines

15. Kebbi state – 1,268 vaccines

16. Zamfara state – 1,336 vaccines

17. Delta state 1,306 vaccines

18. Imo state – 1,267 vaccines

19. Ondo state – 1,228 vaccines

20. Akwa ibom state – 1,161 vaccines

Others include; Adamawa, 1,129; Edo, 1,104; Plateau, 1,089; Enugu, 1,088; Osun, 1,032; Kogi, 1,030; Abia, 955; Gombe, 908; Yobe, 842; Ekiti, 830; Taraba, 830; Kwara, 815; Ebonyi, 747; Bayelsa, 589; FCT, 695 and Nasarawa, 661

Reacting to the sharing formula for the vaccines by the federal government, Some state governors have come to reveal thier plans in finding another alternative to vaccinate people in the states.

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For example, the Lagos state governor, Babajide sanwo-olu and the Oyo state executive governor, Seyi Makinde have disclosed that they may buy more COVID-19 vaccines for larger number of people to get vaccinated.

Some state governors however, faulted the federal government decision not to involve the Nigeria Governor’s Forum NGF before releasing the quantity allocated to each state.

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