Nigerian partners have hailed the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines.
United States, United Kingdom, Germany, European Union and India differently celebrated the arrival of the 3.92 million doses on Tuesday.
United States said: “The U.S. joins in welcoming arrival of the COVID19 vaccine to Nigeria. We stand with Nigeria in the face of the pandemic, with over 60 staff working on a daily basis on COVID-19 response and vaccine roll out; epidemiology; outbreak response; lab operations and data analytics.”
The United States further said it contributed $2 billion to COVAX with another $1.5 billion promised.
“We must work to finance health security; strengthen global health systems and create early warning systems to prevent, detect and respond to future biological threats because they will keep coming,” the United States also said.
UK, on its part, said it has committed up to £829 million to the development of COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and diagnostics and their distribution to developing countries.
In a statement in Abuja by the Head of Communications, British High Commission, Abuja, Dean Hurlock, the UK said it galvanised the efforts because it wanted to be a force for good in the world.
Apart from being the first to back COVAX, UK added it has committed £548 million to COVAX to ensure global access to vaccines and has consistently called on other donors to step up their support.