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Nigeria, Cuba to collaborate on COVID-19 vaccine production

The Minister of Science and Technology and leader of the South-East zonal caucus of the APC, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology,  Ogbonnaya Onu, says Nigeria and the Republic of Cuba will collaborate on the production of coronavirus vaccine.

He stated this while receiving in audience, the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Clara Pulido-Escandell, in his office in Abuja on Monday.

Onu commended the Cuban Government for its various interventions in the health sector, especially during the outbreak of Ebola virus in Nigeria.

“Nigeria used to produce vaccine in the past, as the country is gradually moving into medium income economy by classification, we need to produce our own indigenous vaccine’’,  the minister said.

Earlier, the envoy Escandell said her country had created the capacity for the production of over 100 million coronavirus vaccines for a population of 11.4 million people before the end of the year.