● I can help FG procure Coronavirus vaccines for N150bn, N400bn budgeted for vaccines is in excess – Peter Obi

Former governor of Anambra, Peter Obi has acknowledged that the federal authorities’s price range of N400bn for Coronavirus vaccines exceeds the quantity that can be used to procure vaccines for 70 p.c of the nation’s inhabitants if the National Vaccine Production Facility is operational.

The former Governor of Anambra who appeared on an Arise Television programme in the present day February 2, additionally agreed to help the federal authorities dealer a deal of N150bn that will help in vaccination of 70% of Nigeria’s inhabitants. 

“The concern of vaccine is one which I really feel a way of ache. Nigeria as a rustic in 1940 established what we referred to as National Vaccine Production Facility domiciled in Yaba, and that was in a position to produce nearly all the vaccines we used in the days of smallpox, yellow fever, and that facility was shut down in 1991 to be refurbished and upgraded, there was nothing unsuitable with it. 

“And until in the present day that has been the case intentionally so that folks can import vaccines and promote to the authorities.

“Now I hear that we’re wanting for N400bn. Well, I am at loss. Our price range this 12 months for well being is N547bn. I don’t know if they’ll take this vaccine procurement from it, as a result of in the event that they do, we’re left with N147bn.

“For the vaccine procurement additionally, we have to have transparency in the procurement. Today, vaccine in India prices between $2 25 cents to $3. That is a mean of $2.75 and if you happen to say you’ll use N400 billion, that is about $1bn. If you divide $1bn by $2.75cents every, that is about 350 million doses which is far in excess of what we want.

“World Health Organisation stated if you happen to can inject 70 p.c of your inhabitants, that’s it. 70 p.c of Nigeria is about 140 million so we are literally wanting for 140 million doses. Considering that some different individuals are going to present us some free, we really don’t want greater than 120 million. But even when we’re shopping for 140 million, we simply want about 300 and eighty-one thing million {dollars} which is about N150bn to purchase it.

“If they have a N400bn budget to buy the vaccine, my suggestion, they don’t need to award contracts in this vaccine, let them just call Serum institute in India and plead with them. I am sure they will even give us discount. If they want I can go for the negotiation. It won’t cost more than $2 each.”

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