The Federal Government yesterday expressed that it was satisfied with the turnout of Nigerians for COVID-19 vaccination as the number of vaccinated persons rose to 325,514.
The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) , Dr Faisal Shuiab, who stated this in a text message to the Punch, said the progress recorded was better than what government envisaged.
Shuaib made this known just after the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives said it was not carried along in the exercise.
However, the National President of the NANNM, Mike Nnachi, in an interview faulted the exercise saying he expected that the government would seek the association’s audience in the vaccination of nurses across the country. .
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He said, “The thing is that I thought the association would be involved to mobilise our people, but up till now, we have not heard anything.
“Even when it started, I thought the association would be approached. We are ever willing because we are part of government so but when such was not forthcoming,
When asked if the association was satisfied with the vaccination, Nnachi said, “I thought that we should have been involved because our members are frontline health workers. There is no way the vaccine can be given without a nurse. Everyone knows that it is our core area; administration of injection, but we cannot fight anybody because government is our own. We are part of government.”