COVID-19: Buhari Govt To Spend N296bn On Vaccinations – Minister
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Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, has on Wednesday March 31, 2021, said the Federal Government would spend N296 billion on COVID-19 vaccinations in two years.
She disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The minister added that the supplementary budget being prepared by the Federal Government for procurement of security equipment and COVID-19 vaccines is not ready yet.
On the N296 billion for COVID-19 vaccination, Sometime in January, the President, based on the request by the Ministry of Health, gave approval in principle for the Ministry of Health to work with the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to prepare and take to the National Assembly a supplementary budget for COVID-19 vaccination.
“The submission that was made to Mr. President at that time was in the sum of N399billion, but included in this N399 billion was N103 billion for building of primary healthcare centres.
So, there is still a provision of N296 billion for COVID-19 vaccinations for 2021 and 2022.”