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COVID-19 Vaccination: CBN To Fund Nigerian Scientist, Science Institutions

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The Reserve Bank of Nigeria claims it is creating a framework under which gives and long-term facilities will certainly be provided to scientists, scientific research institutions and biotechnology companies to establish COVID-19 vaccination.

The Governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele, divulged this at the introduction of the THISDAY Dome Testing, Looking Up and also Treatment Centre, Abuja, on Tuesday.

Emefiele said if Nigeria was to await foreign countries to establish their injections, it would certainly be the last in the queue to receive alleviative solutions for the brimming populace.

He said, “The CBN today obstacles Nigerian researchers in your home and in the Diaspora to return to their laboratories and establish a Nigerian injection. As soon as validated by the Health Authorities, the CBN will step in and do the necessary for the sake of over 200 million Nigerians now confronted by COVID-19.

” Our inability to properly anticipate the degree to which the Coronavirus could spread out, as well as how long it would certainly last, calls for that we build enough ability within our health system to contain the spread of the virus, state by state, city by city and also maintain the lives of at risk Nigerians.

” This calls for that most of us collaborated to sustain the job of the Presidential Task Force in its resolution to save lives and stem the pandemic.”

He nonetheless, commended the Nigerian private sector, who had actually collaborated under the Coalition against COVID-19 to sustain the government, by elevating funds to provide needed seclusion centres, clinical tools to name a few.

He divulged that until now the CA-COVlD-19 had elevated up to N27bn to fund these efforts, adding that these contributions were being utilized to construct well-appointed isolation centres throughout the 36 states of the federation.

Chido Onumah
Director at African Centre for Media & Information Literacy. | + posts

Chido Onumah trained as a journalist at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. He was Director of Africa Program, Panos Institute, Washington, DC, and Assistant Editor of Third World Network’s African Agenda magazine.

He is currently the Director of the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy.