Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire with Russia Ambassador to Nigeria
By Our Reporter
Succour may have come the way of Nigeria on the dreaded coronavirus as the Federal Government took delivery of samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine from Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alex Shebarshin, today.
The vaccine was received on behalf of Nigeria by the Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire, from the Russian Ambassador.
The Director of Information, Media and Public Relations of the Ministry of Health, Olujimi Oyetomi, in a statement disclosed that the Russian envoy made the delivery during a courtesy visit to the ministry in Abuja.
The statement pointed out that Ehanire quickly referred the vaccine to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Nigeria Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development and others for review and possible validation.