Former Kogi Senator, Dino Melaye has mocked the Federal Government after it received 3.94 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine from the COVAX Facility.
Naija News reports that the vaccines were received at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja on Tuesday on behalf of the government by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, National Coordinator of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, and Chief Executive Officer of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib.
Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker asked if the vaccine will cure hunger, stop terrorism, bandits, and kidnapping ravaging the nation.
“Covid vaccine dey cure hunger? The vaccine go stop terrorism, bandits and kidnapping? If no….Bubu comot for road jare. Give me boli make i chop i beg. SDM,” he wrote.
Covid vaccine dey cure hunger? The vaccine go stop terrorism, bandits and kidnapping? If no….Bubu comot for road jare. Give me boli make i chop i beg. SDM pic.twitter.com/ZjZ3OHtUpT
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) March 3, 2021
COVAX is co-led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), working in partnership with UNICEF, the World Bank, civil society organisations, manufacturers and others.
The UN system said the arrival marked a historic step towards the goal to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally, in what would be the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history.
It said the delivery was part of the first wave of arrivals in Nigeria that would continue in the coming days and weeks.