BUA purchases 1 million doses of Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine for Nigeria
BUA, one of the largest African conglomerates, has paid for 1 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for Nigeria through the AFREXIM Vaccine program in partnership with CACOVID.
These doses of the vaccine, which are expected to be administered over the next week, will be the first vaccine delivery to Nigeria since the advent of COVID-19 vaccines. According to BUA, the vaccines will be distributed free of charge to Nigerians.
Speaking of the event, BUA founder and philanthropist Abdul Samad Rabiu thanked Afrexim Bank President Dr. Benedict Oram for the opportunity to purchase and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Godwin Emefiel for coordinating the process through the private association CACOVID. According to him, “BUA has decided to protect this 1 million vaccines by paying the full amount for the vaccines today because these vaccines were only made available last week through AFREXIM. We expect vaccines to be delivered within the next 14 days and we hope that priority will be given to our workers who have dedicated their lives to fighting the pandemic. ”
“In addition to this, BUA is committed to purchasing 5 million doses for Nigeria as soon as they become available under the same agreement,” added Rabiu.
The event is effectively pushing Africa’s most populous country to the fore in vaccine supply.
Source: – Politics of Nigeria.