The Ministry of Health has wished to correct the impression that the Russian-made COVID-19 Vaccine has been handed over to the Health authorities in Nigeria as stated on the press released on Friday 4th, 2020.
In a statement released by the Media and Publicity of the Ministry on Saturday, following the courtesy visit by the Russian Federation’s Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E. Alexey L. Shebarshin to the Nigeria’s Health Ministers, Dr Osagie Ehanire in Abuja on Friday.
The Ministry said what handed over is an aide memoir to enable the Nigerian team study and get ready for further researches, patronage and application.While stated that the Russian-made COVID-19 Vaccine being still in the custody of the Russian Federation’s Embassy in Nigeria. “We have been corrected, to see it as still being with the Russians and not with the Nigerian health authorities”.