Lagos In Talks With COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturers — Sanwo-Olu

A file photo of Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.


Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday said his government was in touch with manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Lagos is the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria with 35,804 cases in total, the highest from any region.

“We have started a conversation with some of the vaccine manufacturers,” Sanwo-Olu said during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

“Pfizer for example, I have made contact with them, Johnson and Johnson are not out yet, the Moderna has written to us and we have written back to them.”

Part of the funding for the purchase of vaccines, the Governor added, will be drawn from the private sector.

“The conversations are still at various levels,” he said. “We are speaking with the organised private sector so they can help us raise some of the finance that is required.

“We have our friends in the private sector who are saying to us that they understand this is a public health issue but we also can work with you. The citizens are your citizens but they also are our staff.”

Lagos state recorded 360 new cases of the virus on Sunday, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

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