'Nigeria’s Main Priority Is COVID-19 Vaccine' – VP Osinbajo
''One of Nigeria’s topmost priorities is getting the COVID-19 vaccine, a quest that is equally of utmost concern to the Buhari administration,'' Osinbajo reveals.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has stated that one of Nigeria’s main priorities presently is getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to him, this is a matter of utmost concern to the Buhari administration.
Osinbajo said this on Thursday, at the opening session of the virtual edition of the Paris Peace Forum, according to The Guardian.
Osinbajo said: “The priorities of Nigeria in the post-COVID-19 era include improved healthcare and the economy.
“First, we need to keep the virus under control. While our guards are still firmly in place, getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a matter of utmost concern.”
He acknowledged the efforts of WHO and other international agencies working to ensure that COVID-19 vaccine delivery will be equitable across all countries, regardless of the priority of orders and ability to pay.
Osinbajo commended world leaders for their prompt response and cooperation in controlling the spread of Coronavirus.
He added: “We call for debt relief for these countries, and the extension of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) until the end of 2021 as well as commercial debt relief where needed,” Osinbajo added.
The Vice President had in previous international forums earlier in the year made a case for debt relief for Third World nations.
The statement said the Paris Peace Forum is a yearly that features leaders and actors from civil society around the world with a focus on challenges facing the world – climate change, terrorism, migration, cyber insecurity, global governance issues among others.