– The main reason why Nigeria cannot produce a vaccine has finally been disclosed
– According to Faisal Shuaib, the process is complex and it requires huge investment and technologies
– Meanwhile, more people are being infected with COVID-19 on a daily basis
Nigerians who have been wondering about the prospect of the country producing a vaccine now have their answer: The country cannot produce a vaccine for now and the reason is this – vaccine production involves a complex process.
This was disclosed at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 media briefing by the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, The Punch reports.
Shuaib said the process of producing a vaccine requires huge investment and technologies.
According to him, sadly, these are not readily available in Nigeria.
“I want to put on record that the process of producing a vaccine is very complex and complicated. It requires massive investment that has not been done for many decades.”
Going further, he said Nigeria used to make yellow fever vaccines in the 1960s but things have changed due to some processes that never materialised.
In another report, a medical doctor working in one of the coronavirus isolation centres in Lagos has advised the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on what to do to the violators of COVID-19 rules.
In the last few days, the Lagos state task force on coronavirus have been arresting violators of the COVID-19 guidelines in different fun spots in the commercial city.
The violators were recently paraded in the premises of the Lagos state police command while the state commissioner of police assured that they will be prosecuted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the federal government declared that it would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across the country.
The government on Monday, January 11, attributed the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country.
Legit.ng gathered that the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this while answering questions during a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
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