NIGERIA: FG Releases N3.5bn For Vaccination

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday disclosed that the sum of N3.5 billion has been released for vaccination programme against communicable diseases in the country.
NEC also stated that the nation’s Excess Crude Account stood at $2.3 billion as at October 16.
It also said that vaccination campaign for measles in the 17 states in the Southern part of the country has been fixed to start from 8th March 2018.
Briefing State House correspondents after the monthly meeting, Laolu Akande, the media adviser to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said government released N3.5 billion for vaccination programme of the diseases.
He also said that as at 16th October, the Excess Crude Account was $2.3 billion, Stabilisation Fund stood at N58.5 billion in the same date, while Natural Resources Development Account was N93.1 billion.
Also briefing journalists, the Governor of Abia state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, said that the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, who he said holds the position of face of eradication of polio in Nigeria briefed NEC on efforts in the eradication of polio in the country.
He said that the presence of the Sultan was to underscore the support of the traditional institution and other critical stakeholders in their efforts to eradicate polio, measles and yellow fever.

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