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FG Releases N3.5 Billion for Nationwide Vaccination

The Federal Government has released N3.5 billion to facilitate the vaccination of Nigerians against sundry communicable diseases nationwide.

The decision, it was learnt, may not be unconnected with the recent concerns over the outbreak of the Monkeypox virus in Bayelsa State. The disease is said to have spread to 11 other states.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, in company of the governors of Abia and Kebbi states, made the announcement yesterday at the end of the NEC meeting presided over by Prof. Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Briefing State House Correspondents Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Of Abia said the gathering was also briefed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III who has been acting as the face of polio to boost the campaign in the North.

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