The Federal Government has said that Nigerian scientists have produced at least two local COVID-19 vaccines which are awaiting clinical trials and certification.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this on Monday at the joint national briefing of the taskforce in Abuja.
The disclosure that Nigerian Scientists have produced at least two (2) local COVID-19 vaccines which are awaiting clinical trials and certification is significant. I call on all relevant agencies to provide the required support and enabling environment for smooth conduct of the remaining protocols for the certification of these vaccines with a view to encouraging and motivating other researchers,” Mustapha said.
He recalled that one year ago, exactly 21 March, 2020, a total lockdown was declared by the government in some parts of the country due to Coronavirus pandemic that hit the nation.
He said, “In the past one year, the socio-economic impact on us cannot be underestimated. Many people lost their livelihood and many people lost loved ones. May their souls find rest with their maker.”