The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday, said it is developing a frame work under which grants and long term facilities will be provided to researchers, science institutions and biotechnology firms to develop a Nigerian vaccine for Coronavirus treatment.
Governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this at the commissioning of Thisday Dome COVID-19 Testing, Tracing and Treatment Center, in Abuja.
The 300-bed facility with a 54gene laboratory, is a private sector driven initiative donated by a consortium of like-minded partners powered by the Sahara Energy Group and the ThisDay Media and Technology Group. Other key players include the CA-COVID, the AFC, CCECC, NNPC and the CBN.
The CBN Governor challenged Nigerian scientists at home and in the diaspora to go back to their laboratories and develop a Nigerian vaccine.
This is following the gradual acceptance of the Madagascar COVID-Organics by many African countries as a treatment trial for Covid19.
It is pertinent to recall that the Federal Government of Nigeria recently adopted the trial of the popular Madagascar cure for Covid19 treatment in Nigeria.