The Italian government on Monday donated three million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria.
Nigeria had earlier received 17 million doses from the European Union Member States and the fresh three million doses brought the number of doses given to Nigeria by EU members to 20 million.
The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stefano De Leo, who presented the vaccines to the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) in Abuja, said his country and other EU members are fully committed to the total eradication of the pandemic in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
He said: “Providing single-shot vaccines reduces logistical challenges and ensures a faster achievement of Nigeria’s Government vaccination goals.”
The Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria, Samuela Isopi, said the group’s action against COVID-19 would not stop at its borders.
She added that Team Europe, the EU and its member states had donated 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria through COVAX since last year.
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