A reception ceremony was organised by the presidential task force on COVID-19 (PTF) for the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Nigeria has now received its first batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The 3.92 million doses of the vaccines arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on board an Emirates Boeing 777-300 on Tuesday afternoon March 2.
The Federal government has said health care workers will first be vaccinated.
The presidential task force on COVID-19 (PTF) deemed it fit to hold a reception for the COVID-19 vaccine into the West African country.
According to a post on Twitter by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, chairman of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA); Osagie Ehanire, minister of health; and Chikwe Iheakwazu, director-general of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), were all in attendance at the reception.
Nigerians react to PTF COVID-19 vaccine reception
See some reactions to the reception by Nigerians below;
@Rolex7Michael: Reception ceremony for the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines in Nigeria. On behalf of myself and my family, I welcome you to Nigeria. All glory to God. B gd.
@Enantomhen: This is absolute madness in the highest level.
Reception ceremony for the arrival of covid 19 vaccine.
I think we need deliverance in this country
@austineabolade: So, what kind of ceremony would Oxford university and Astrazenica now do for inventing the vaccine?
@De_Catalyste: The more the projects, the more money to be siphoned. No project, no money to be misappropriated. That’s why there must be something to spend money on. That banner could cost millions of naira.
What do you think about the reception?