The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration was making contacts with Covid vaccine manufacturers like including Pfizer, Oxford–AstraZeneca, Moderna, and others.
He said the government’s plan is to vaccinate no fewer than 50 percent of the population of Lagos in a bid to develop ‘herd immunity’ to the virus.
The governor made this known while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics recently.
The Governor said the organised private sector have shown interest in supporting the funding of the procurement of the vaccines apart from the ones planned by the Federal Government.
He said: “We actually want the Federal Government to take the lead and rightful so. As a sovereign, they have all of the contacts and protocols to make that happen. And we are giving them that space.
“But other than that, we have also taken our destinies into our hands, we have started conversations with some of the vaccine manufacturers. I have made contacts with Pfizer, Oxford–AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna.
“We don’t have to vaccinate the 20 or 22 million population in Lagos. The plan is to ensure there is an herd immunity and that is about 50 to 60 per cent of the population and that is the target to meet.”