Ministry of Health Establishes Oxygen Plant — NEC


Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi while briefing State House correspondents after a virtual NEC meeting on Friday disclosed that the Nigerian government is setting up oxygen plant in all the 36 states of the federation.

The virtual meeting was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo from the presidential villa. 

Umahi said that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, who chaired the NEC Adhoc committee interfacing with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 to ease the lockdown of the economy, presented a report to the council.

“The Federal Ministry of Health is establishing oxygen plants across the 36 states in the country, but currently six states have been provided with oxygen cylinders so far.

“The federal government has paid for 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines coming in batches and therefore a considerable amount of the vaccines will come into the country between now and January 2022

“Nigeria is now classified among the 50 countries in the green zones.”