The minister in charge of Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq has stated that the COVID-19 vaccines that arrived in the country will cushion the humanitarian challenges relating to the pandemic.
Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development stated this on Thursday.
Specifically, Farouq made this known in a statement issued by her media aide, Mrs Nneka Anibeze in Abuja.
The minister also expressed delight in the arrival of the 3.92 million doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday.
“Let me start by expressing my happiness for the arrival of the first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccines. This demonstrates a milestone in the history of this country in the fight against the pandemic.
“For us in the ministry, COVID-19 is both a health emergency and a humanitarian challenge. The administration of the vaccine will really go a long way in cushioning the humanitarian challenges that we are facing”