The Presidency has asked Nigerians to be on the lookout for the outbreak of meningitis.
Health minister, Professor Isaac Adewole, who issued the alert, warned that the season when the disease is always thrive is fast approaching.
The minister said that treating victims of the disease is very expensive, and government does not have the fund to buy adequate vaccine to contain its outbreak.
Adewole speaking in Ibadan, at a meeting with the Network of Reproductive Health Journalists of Nigeria, explained that the cost of a vial of conjugate vaccine is $20, while a vial of polyvalent vaccine is $3.
The minister said the devastating outbreak of the disease last year is due to the late reporting of the disease in Zamfara State.