President Buhari Says Nigeria is Ready to Serve as Global Centre for Vaccine Production and Distribution

President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted of Nigeria’s readiness to become a global hub for sustainable manufacturing and distribution of vaccine and biological pharmaceuticals to support initiatives to keep all of mankind safe.

He also canvassed for the quick take-off of local production of mRNA vaccines with the selection of Nigeria by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as one of six African countries to receive technology needed to produce the vaccines.

Speaking at the World Bio Summit 2022, in Seoul, South Korea, the President pledged Nigeria’s commitment to global response to known or emerging pathogens, including the global vaccine assurance ecosystem and equitable access for all.


Meanwhile, the president met with the former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon on the sidelines of the First World Bio Summit 2022 where he said that Nigeria is already experiencing the negative fallout of climate change seen in the flooding in different parts of the country.