The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu , on Monday qouted the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), as welcoming the arrival of effective COVID – 19 vaccine after a successful trial .
He further qouted the President as calling for equitable distribution of the vaccine to protect people in all countries.
Shehu made the President ’ s position known in a statement titled , ‘ President Buhari welcomes COVID vaccine , calls for equitable distribution. ’
The statement read , “ President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the arrival of first effective coronavirus vaccine after a successful human trial phase .
“ Reacting to the news that the vaccine has recorded 90 percent effectiveness against the disease , the President described the development as a major milestone in medical advance but warned that the world must unite in facilitating the equitable access and distribution of these vaccines to protect people in all countries. ”