Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Wednesday gave the assurance that Nigeria would soon receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines
Okonjo-Iweala, who was recently elected as WTO DG, was reacting to news that Ghana received its own shipment some days ago.
In a tweet, she said: “Very happy to see first delivery of #COVAX supported vaccines to Ghana. Excited to see more countries following. Nigeria’s supplies should be on its way soon. No trade restrictions or bureaucracy should get in the way. @WTO must be part of the solution. @gavi @ACTAccelerator”
The GAVI vaccine alliance had tweeted; “We’re very proud to announce that 600,000 doses of #COVAX vaccines, the first to be shipped and delivered, have now arrived in Ghana. This is a truly momentous day, and a major milestone reached for a global solution to this global pandemic.”
Responding to her tweet, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said: “Excellent. We look forward to Nigeria’s delivery soon and thank you for your consistent support. JKF.”