After a three-day visit to South Korea, where he took part in the inaugural World Bio Summit, President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria.
The meeting with the topic “The Future of Vaccine and Bio-Health” was held in Seoul, where the president spent around three days.
The conference, which was jointly organized by the Government of the Republic of Korea and the World Health Organization (WHO), brought together world leaders and the CEOs of global biologics and vaccine businesses to exchange and shape thoughts on the topic at hand.
Nigeria was selected, along with five other African nations, at the most recent EU-African Summit in Brussels, Belgium in February of this year to participate in the Summit as the Global Training Hub for the Bio-Manufacturing of Vaccines on the African Continent and to transfer mRNA technology.
President Buhari spoke there in Seoul and had separate meetings with Yoon Suk-Yeol, the President of the Republic of Korea, and Ban Ki-Moon, the chairman of the Ban Ki-Moon Foundation for a Better Future.
The president stated that Nigeria is prepared to become the world’s center for vaccine manufacturing and distribution while looking for methods to develop more productive collaborations that improve the lives and safety of Nigerians.
After the World Health Organization (WHO) chose Nigeria as one of six African nations to get the technology needed to create the vaccinations, he urged the rapid start-up of local manufacturing of mRNA vaccines.