The Federal Government has received Covid-19 vaccines from Russia.
Having announced a ”breakthrough” vaccine in August, the Russia Ambassador to Nigeria Alexey Shebarshin, has delivered samples of the vaccine to Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, at his office in Abuja on Friday.
This was disclosed in a statement released by Olujimi Oyetomi, Director of Media and Public Relations at the Ministry.
In the statement, the Honorable Minister of Health said 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.
The President of Russia, Vladimir Puttin had claimed that the vaccine was administered on his daughter and affirm its potency.
However, there have been some speculations across the globe as regards the potency of the vaccine.
Some health experts alleged that Russia skipped the third and most crucial stage of testing the drug before declaring it fit for human use, the country insists that it followed due health protocol.
On the other hand, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, director general of the World Health Organization has warned against ”vaccine nationalism”
The closest time for a vaccine against the disease has been projected to be the third quarter of 2021309