The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said that two vaccines developed in the country are awaiting clinical trials and certification.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha who disclosed this during the PTF national briefing in Abuja on Monday March 22, described it as a welcome development that will open a new vista in scientific breakthrough and will boost the morale and image of the medical industry in the country.
Mustapha also called for collaboration among relevant agencies to ensure that the effort is successful.
He said; “The disclosure that Nigerian scientists have produced at least two local COVID-19 vaccines which are awaiting clinical trials and certification is significant.“
This is a welcome development that will open a new vista in scientific breakthrough and will boost the morale and image of the medical industry in the country.“
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.”