President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of one oxygen plant in each of the 36 states of the federation.
Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 made the announcement during a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday.
Buhari also approved the rehabilitation of five oxygen plants in tertiary institutions across the country.
“Approval has been given to rehabilitate five oxygen plants across various tertiary health institutions in Abuja.
“The President has also approved that at least one oxygen plant should be established in each state of the federation immediately. The National Coordinator will elaborate on this during this briefing.
“The PTF is progressing on the issue of accessing vaccines for Nigerians. Additional information will be provided to Nigerians on accelerated vaccines introduction and deployment plan.
“What is currently confronting us is a critical phase of infections globally. We are constantly reviewing our strategy to emerging situations especially in risk communication, vaccine hesitancy, fake news/disinformation.”