FG expresses interest in Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine as it lands in Nigeria


It appears there is light on the horizon in the global efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 through vaccine.

For instance, Russia has produced a vaccine in which the Nigerian government has expressed interest.

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire received samples of the vaccine from the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey L. Shebarshin in Abuja on Friday.

Details of the meeting are accessible on the twitter handle of the Federal Ministry of Health.

Ehanire expressed Nigeria’s interest in the Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine.

He said: “We are exploring all knowledge in terms of therapeutics and vaccines.

“We are expressing our interest for the COVID-19 vaccine so that we will have the opportunity to work elaborately.”

Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, in his remarks, stated that this opportunity would help to strengthen the collaboration between Russian and Nigeria.

“We are at a point where we have a joint venture with the private sector,” he said.

Dr Adepimpe Adebiyi, Director, Hospital Services Department said that it was an opportunity to expand the nation’s vaccine production.

According to him, “The technical officers will inter-phase with the Russian team in order to strengthen the relationship between Nigeria and Russia.”

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