The 36 state governors and their deputies will receive the COVID-19 vaccine in public on March 10.
The decision was reached on Thursday, after an emergency meeting to discuss the distribution of the vaccine.
The meeting was also attended by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF); Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health; and Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Nigeria received about 4 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, have been scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine publicly on Saturday.
In a communique on Thursday, Kayode Fayemi, chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and governor of Ekiti, said the governors promised that the necessary measures will be in place to ensure effective distribution of the vaccine.
“State governors [have] committed to work with the federal government to ensure required cold chain setup, trained personnel and security of the vaccine rollout are in place,” it reads.
The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to use the portal on the NPHCDA website to register for vaccination.
Mustapha assured the governors that the vaccine is safe for people older than 18 years.
The SGF also noted that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), is conducting tests to confirm if the vaccine is safe for rollout.
He added that frontline workers will be vaccinated alongside Buhari and Osinbajo.