The Federal Government says over 1.8 million eligible people have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus
The Executive-Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, stated this in Abuja, at the national briefing by the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19.
According to Shuaib, no fewer than 4,734,769 eligible people in Nigeria had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as at September 26.
The NPHCDA boss, however, warned that it was a criminal offence for anyone to fraudulently acquire COVID-19 cards without receiving the vaccine, just as buying and selling of COVID-19 vaccines and cards, through racketeering, were also criminal offences.
He said the Federal Government provided the vaccines free of charge to all eligible persons, warning that officers in charge of designated health facility would be held accountable for every vaccination card and Quick Response (QR) code.
The NPHCDA boss said that a lot more work needed to be done for Nigeria to reach its target goal of vaccinating not less than 70 per cent of the eligible population of 111,776,503.