Breaking: Indonesia Donates 1.6 million Doses of Vaccines to Assist Nigeria

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By Biola Lawal

Abuja: (Flowerbudnews): Indonesia is donating 1.8 Million doses of vaccines to support immunisation efforts in Nigeria, Flowerbudnews reports.

Head of Chancery and Minister Counsellor of the Indonesian Embassy in Nigeria, Mr. Fahmi Aris Innayah disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja during a visit of an Indonesian delegation to the NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye.

Innayah, who led the delegation, said that the vaccines would be formally presented to the Federal Government tomorrow (Friday) through the Federal Ministry of Health.

He noted that the vaccine donation was a manifestation of the cordial relationship that had existed between Nigeria and Indonesia since 1965.

The diplomat further pledged Indonesian support for NAFDAC efforts to achieve local Production of vaccines and other essential medicines to boost national economy and further safeguard public health.

Flowerbudnews reports that the Indonesian delegation included officials of Bio Farma,a company said to be one of the biggest pharmaceutical products manufacturers in Indonesia with international reputation.

Speaking during the visit, NAFDAC Boss, Prof. Adeyeye reiterated the Agency’s commitment to the success of the Federal Government’s ease-of-Doing business policy as it related to the pharmaceutical sector, etc.

Prof. Adeyeye, who was represented by NAFDAC Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Abubakar Jimoh stated that most of the operations of the agency had been digitilised, making it easy for local and international companies to relate with NAFDAC seamlessly.

The NAFDAC Boss said that the Agency was working hard to sustain the laudable high operational standards that earned Nigeria the World Health Organisation (WHO) ML3.

Prof. Adeyeye noted that sustenance of ML3 will help Nigeria attain global listing soon with ML4.

Other NAFDAC Directors, including Mr Gbenga Ayanwande, the Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA), attended the event.(Flowerbudnews)

Biola Lawal

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