Nigeria on Tuesday received 3.92million COVID-19 vaccine doses.
The NAFDAC-approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, via an Emirates airline.
Officials including the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, and the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire were at the airport to receive the vaccines.
The World Health Organisation, African Region in a tweet congratulated Nigeria for successfully receiving the vaccines.
“3.92 million #COVID19 vaccine doses from #COVAX have just arrived in Abuja, Nigeria. This first COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Africa’s most populous nation marks a huge step towards #VaccinEquity. Congratulations #Nigeria!,” WHO said.