The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised alarm over the circulation of fake COVID19 vaccines in the country. On 2nd March 2o21, Nigeria received over 3.92 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccines and has since launched the vaccination programme in the country.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, raised the alarm in a statement released by the agency’s Resident Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola. She warned Nigerians to refrain from procuring the vaccine online to avoid falling into the wrong hands of the merchants of death.
According to his words; “The public must be on the lookout for these spurious and counterfeit vaccines and other regulated products” she warned. She also warned Nigerians to be vigilant and expose anyone who might want to divert COVID-19 vaccines donated by international donors for business gain and profit.