Nigeria has taken delivery of 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines consignment from the government of India.
A statement on Sunday from the Indian High Commission explained that the consignment was delivered to the National Primary Health Care Development.
The statement titled, ‘Donation of 100,000 doses of made in India Covishield vaccines to Nigeria,’ indicated that the Covishield vaccine was the first vaccine approved by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control.
The vaccines manufactured at the Serum Institute of India, Pune, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturing facility, arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from Mumbai on March 26, 2021.
The statement also indicated that the first lot of 3.92 million doses of vaccines under COVAX reached Nigeria on March 2, adding that the latest donation was in fulfilment of the announcement by the Indian High Commissioner, Abbay Thakur.
“On the occasion, the high commissioner stated that the supply of vaccines to Nigeria is in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment made at the UNGA in September 2020, that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help humanity in fighting COVID-19,” it stated.
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