Vice President Yemi posible Osinbajo says the Federal Government intends to examine every option in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the vice president spoke at a virtual meeting with representatives of Pfizer and Biotech pharmaceutical firms on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Pfizer and Biotech are the international pharmaceutical firms promoting the BNT162 COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
The meeting was attended by Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, with representatives of Pfizer and Biotech.
“It is important for us that we are prioritised as the largest country in Africa in the distribution of the best vaccine when it is eventually ready.
“We want to do the very best for our people in this regard,” he said.
Olayinka said that the trials would be entering the third phase having concluded the first two phases successfully.
On his part, Ehanire said that the Federal Government would consider quality, appropriate volume, and how well and quick a vaccine could be delivered to Nigeria in deciding which manufacturer to make the supply.