The Federal Executive Council, presided over by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has approved a memorandum for the introduction of a new Yellow Card with advanced security features.
The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole after the FEC meeting said the new yellow card could not be forged as it has advanced security features.
“One of the challenges we had in the past with the current yellow card is that it could be issued by anybody and those who did not even receive the vaccination could also, in fact, get a card signed for them.
“With this new card, you cannot fake the yellow card. Using a card reader, we can also document your vaccination status. So, we know whether you have been genuinely vaccinated or not and as soon as we start the roll out, we will let the Nigerian community know about the date of commencement.
“We will also let them know with the existing card they are holding and when we will phase-out the old one,” the minister stated.