The Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has denied receiving the Russina vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was made known by the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora.
According to the minister of health, the Russian Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission, Alexey Shebarshin, merely visited the ministry and gave an update on the vaccine.
He sttaed that the vaccine will be tested by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) when it arrives Nigeria.
Mamora said, “We have not yet received the vaccine and, to the best of my knowledge, it is not yet ready.
“The Russian Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission only visited us to give us an update. Many other stakeholders joined the meeting virtually.
“When the vaccine is ready and we have received it, it will be subjected to the usual test by NAFDAC and other relevant authorities.”
Recall NaijaNews had earlier reported that Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, said his country approved a vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the lethal coronavirus.
Subsequently, the World Health Organisation had sad it would review the effectiveness of the vaccine.