BREAKING: FG Receives Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Osagie Ehanire
Osagie Ehanire

In a bid to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government of Nigeria has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Alexey Shebarshin, Russia ambassador to Nigeria, delivered samples of the vaccine to Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, at his office in Abuja on Friday.

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Olujimi Oyetomi, director of media and public relations at the ministry, disclosed this in a statement.

Recall that back in August, the European nation announced breakthrough research in the fight against COVID-19.

According to the minister, the samples will be subjected to evaluation by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), and the Nigeria Institute of Pharmaceutical Research.