The Coalition Against COVID-19, (CACOVID), has disowned BUA’s purported plan to purchase one million COVID-19 vaccines singlehandedly for Nigeria.
BUA was quoted on Monday that it has paid for 1 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria through the AFREXIM Vaccine programme in partnership with CACOVID.
Recall that speaking on the development, philanthropist and Founder of BUA, AbdulSamad Rabiu, had yesterday thanked the President of the Afrexim Bank, Dr. Benedict Oramah for making the purchase possible and the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), Governor, Godwin Emefiele, for co-ordinating the process through the CACOVID Private Sector partnership.
But CACOVID, in an issued statement, said it was dismayed to learn of reports on social media alleging that BUA is singlehandedly purchasing 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for Nigeria.
CACOVID added that at yesterday’s meeting, its leadership agreed to contribute $100 million to procure vaccines for Nigeria, stating that the one million doses from Afreximbank worth $3.45 million, was the very first tranche.