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Buhari Expresses Readiness to Become Global Hub for Manufacturing of Vaccine

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed Nigeria’s readiness to become a global hub for sustainable manufacturing and distribution of vaccine and biological pharmaceuticals.

Buhari, who disclosed this while speaking at the World Bio Summit 2022 in Seoul, South Korea, called for the speedy take-off of local production of mRNA vaccines.

He harped on the need for commitment to global response to known or emerging pathogens, including the global vaccine assurance ecosystem and equitable access for all.

The President noted that Nigeria would continue to explore opportunities for cutting-edge technology as a centre of excellence for vaccine manufacturing and distribution.

Written by: Helen Obih

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