The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday, announced that the sum of N3.5 billion has been released for the vaccination programme against communicable diseases.
The Federal Government also said that vaccination campaign for measles in the 17 states in the Southern part of the country has been fixed to start from 8th March 2018.
Briefing State House correspondents after the monthly NEC, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande said government released N3.5 billion for vaccination programme of the diseases.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state also briefing State House correspondents said, “Council received an update on polio eradication initiatives of government and partners and also ways and plans that government has for strengthening routine immunisation.
“The North Western states vaccinations will occur from the 30th of November through to the 7th of December, while the North Central and FCT, vaccinations will occur from the 1st of February through to the 13th of February 2018.
“The phase two of the exercise will take place in the 17 Southern states from the 8th of March through the 20th of March next year.”
It is learnt that the Federal Government has released N1.6 billion for Flood Relief this year and that more for other states was being expected.
The states that have benefited from the fund are Benue, Kebbi, Ekiti, Kogi, Edo, Ondo, Sokoto, Niger and Enugu.