Nigeria ready to be global pharmaceuticals, vaccines’ production hub, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria is ready to be a global hub for the manufacturing and distribution of vaccines and biological pharmaceuticals for the safety of mankind.

President Buhari said this while addressing the World Bio Summit 2022 in Seoul, South Korea.

The Nigerian leader called for the speedy take-off of local production of mRNA vaccines, after the World Health Organisation (WHO) had selected Nigeria as one of the six African countries to receive the technology needed to produce the vaccines.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the President also pledged commitment to global response to known or emerging pathogens, including the global vaccine assurance ecosystem and equitable access for all.

He told the meeting, jointly convened by the Government of South Korea and WHO, to discuss the future of vaccines and bio-health across the globe so that Nigeria would continue to explore bilateral, multilateral and other opportunities for cutting-edge technology as a centre of excellence for vaccine manufacturing and distribution.

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