Nigeria will continue to partner with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other countries to ensure accelerated development and manufacturing as well as unhindered supply of safe and effective coronavirus vaccines to all Africans, President Muhammadu Buhari, has said.
Buhari said this while participating in the virtual 34th ordinary session of the African Union from the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the need for the immunisation of 60 per cent of Africans with safe and secure vaccines cannot be overemphasized.
Buhari said Nigeria therefore welcomed the decision to establish the coronavirus African Vaccine Acquisition Capacity to accelerate the financing and procurement of coronavirus vaccines for the continent.
“We continue to appreciate the remarkable progress by the team with respect to securing a provisional 270 million coronavirus vaccines doses for Africa along with Africa Medical Supply platform and other laudable initiatives already in place.