HealthChina donates 470,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria

China donates 470,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria

-

- Advertisment -spot_img

[ad_1]

The Chinese Government on Friday donated 470,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria.

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Cui Jianchun, made the donation to the Nigerian Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja.

Jianchun said the gesture was a result of the good relationship between Nigeria and China.

He noted that the efforts to eliminate the COVID-19 pandemic required the collaboration of all countries.

The Ambassador, however, warned against politicising issues surrounding COVID-19 or blaming China for the outbreak.

Jianchun said there should be a collaborative effort to eliminate the disease.

“Nigeria is a very important country to China due to its population and size.

“COVID-19 is a health issue. We need cooperation. We need unity to overcome COVID-19,” Jianchun said.

He added that China would support Nigeria in vaccine production in the long run.

While responding, Ehanire, commended the Chinese government for the gesture, adding that the donation was timely.

The minister said that Nigeria stopped vaccination on July 8 due to lack of vaccines but with the donation, vaccination of citizens would resume in earnest.

Ehanire called for collaborations and the exchange of information on ways to eliminate COVID-19.

(NAN)

[ad_2]

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

“One Chance”: Police Arrest 2 Suspects, Recover N401,000 In Abuja

Police in the FCT says they have arrested two suspects in Abuja over “one chance’’ con trap, rescued a...

‘Love Castle’ Movie Highlights Nigerian Culture Interwoven With Disability

Popular Nollywood Actor, Lateef Adedimeji, during the red carpet premier of the film in Lagos, disclosed that the movie...

WHO recommends world’s first malaria vaccine for children

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday endorsed the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine, the first against the mosquito-borne disease that...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Lagos renames Gbagada housing estate after Ndubuisi Kanu

By Oluwatope Lawanson/Florence Onuegbu The Lagos State Government on Wednesday renamed the LagosHoms, Gbagada, after former Lagos State Administrator,...

World Bank projects Nigeria’s economy to grow by 2.4% in 2021 – Nairametrics

Nigeria’s economy is expected to grow by 2.4% in 2021, due to accelerated growth in Nigeria’s service sectors,...

Must read

“One Chance”: Police Arrest 2 Suspects, Recover N401,000 In Abuja

Police in the FCT says they have arrested two...

‘Love Castle’ Movie Highlights Nigerian Culture Interwoven With Disability

Popular Nollywood Actor, Lateef Adedimeji, during the red carpet...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you