The Federal Government has address the transfer of over three thousand doses of fake COVID19 vaccines sent to Africa from China.
In a letter dated March 26, 2021 was addressed to the Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Health Institutions by the Director of Hospital Services of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi.
The letter in part reads
“The Ministry is in receipt of a letter from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 regarding the arrest of about 3,000 doses of fake COVID-19 vaccines which were Africa-bound from China.
The report further indicates that the fake COVID-19 vaccines are already in circulation in Africa.
To prevent the importation of fake vaccines, kindly note that the Nigeria Customs Service has designated Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport as the only Point of Entry (PoE) for imported COVID-19 vaccines.
I am therefore to bring this to your notice and dispel any possibility of COVID-19 vaccines being available for sale or being administered by any unauthorized institution. Please accept the assurances of my best regards.”
The Nation reporter tried to affirm the letter after many efforts to reach Dr. Adebiyi but all efforts proved futile. Meanwhile, a top source in the FMoH affirmed to the Nation that the letter is genuine.