Nigerian Universities’ Scientists under the sponsorship of COVID-19 Research Group have disclosed the discovery of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The scientists made the disclosure on Friday, June 19, saying the vaccine was being developed locally in Africa for Africans but would also work for other continents when unveiled, The Guardian reports.
The leader of the team, Dr Oladipo Kolawole, said it would take a minimum of 18 months for the vaccine to be unveiled to the public. He said this is because a lot of analysis and studies, as well as approvals by medical authorities, were still required.
Kolawole said the study, which led to the medical breakthrough, had enjoyed initial funding by the Trinity Immunodeficient Laboratory and Helix Biogen Consult, Ogbomosho, to the tune of about N7.8 million.
Earlier a group of Nigerian Catholic priests developed a supposed cure for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, a drug called Pax CVD Plus.
The disclosure was made in a statement released and signed by Father Anselm Adodo OSB on Wednesday, April 29, on the official page of the Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories.
The cleric said the drug is solely for the treatment of coronavirus. Father Anselm said that plant-based drugs are seemingly the best approach for coronavirus because these drugs are easily produced, stored and distributed and can be handled by medical and non-medical personnel as they pose a low contamination risk.
Tosin Adesuyi an exceptional Nigerian has been devoting his time to teach over 400 kids in Kaduna free of charge.
Adesuyi took to his Twitter page to make the disclosure, saying the teaching started under a tree and was later moved to an uncompleted building. According to him, the school is now building its own structure.
Adesuyi shared pictures of his pupils on Twitter and Nigerians took to the comment section to commend him for the good work he is doing.