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BUA Purchases 1m Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine for Nigeria

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Chairman and Founder of BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, has said that BUA is assisting Nigerians with one million doses of COVID-19 jab.

BUA paid for 1 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria through the AFREXIM vaccine programme in partnership with CACOVID, Rabiu said.

These doses of the vaccine, which should be delivered by next week, will be the first delivery to Nigeria since it became available.

According to BUA, the doses will be distributed free to Nigerians at no cost.

Speaking on this development, Rabiu thanked the President of the Afrexim Bank, Dr. Benedict Oramah, for making the purchase possible and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, for coordinating the process through the CACOVID Private Sector partnership.

According to him, “BUA decided to secure these 1million doses by paying the full amount 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 manage the pandemic.”

He said BUA is committing to purchase 5 million more doses for Nigeria as soon as they become available through the same arrangement.”

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