The Federal Government of Nigeria has stated that the Dr. Oladipo Kolawole-led team of Adeleke University Ede would soon complete the preliminary research and production of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Naija News reports that this was made known by the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, on Thursday.
He stated this when he received members of the National Bioethics Committee in his office.
Onu commended the researchers from Adeleke University for putting Nigeria’s name on the global list of vaccine producers, saying indigenous vaccine production would help Nigeria handle its own challenges.
He said: “Nigeria will no longer rely on other country for the production of vaccines, as every country wants to produce their own. Nigeria’s Interest first before looking for others interests”.
This online newspaper reports that the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday evening, 11th February 2021, confirmed 938 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.
The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the national health agency.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 143,516 which includes 118,012 discharged cases and 1,710 deaths.