According to reports reaching oyogist.com, the Nigerian BUA Group says it has purchased one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria, through its partnership with the AfreximBank vaccine programme.
The vaccines is set for delivery by next week, and would be the very first set of vaccines to arrive Nigeria.
According to BUA, the vaccines will be distributed to Nigerians at no cost.
“BUA decided to secure these one million vaccines by paying the full amount for the vaccines today because these vaccines became available only last week through AFREXIM. We expect the vaccines to be delivered within the next 14 days and hope priority will be given to our frontline workers who have committed their lives to managing the pandemic,” Abdul Samad Rabiu, founder of the BUA said.
“In addition to this, BUA is committing to purchase 5 million doses for Nigeria as soon as they become available through this same arrangement.” he said further.