Connect with us


Buhari charges varsities on production of COVID-19 vaccines




President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday charged Nigerian universities to intensify research on the production of potent COVID-19 vaccines in the country.

Buhari made the call in his address at the combined convocation ceremony of the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma in Katsina State.

The President, who was represented at the ceremony by the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, noted that the universities across Nigeria are expected to drive scientific discoveries and inventions in the country.

Read also: Buhari decries reliance on imported food in Nigeria

He said: “You all know that in the year 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic began its devastating effect on the education sub-sectors, leading to the destruction of universities’ academic activities.

“I, therefore, encourage the universities to intensify their research and come up with more potent vaccines to fortify our immune system against this dreaded virus.”

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now