The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, has recently said that India will be very excited to provide coronavirus vaccine to Nigeria.
He revealed this at the Indian Diaspora Day, which was the commemoration of the 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Diva convention, held in Abuja at the weekend.
Thakur added that Indian supplying vaccine doses to Nigeria could be good means of collaboration between the two countries.
He said they will be coming out fully next week as the vaccines are already announced, adding that they will be quite keen to apply for the necessary registration with the regulatory authorities of Nigeria.
“And we will be very happy to supply, on either concessional terms, or any other needs that may be projected by the government of Nigeria.
“In fact, we will like to go out and engage the external world, particularly because we have performed well not only during the COVID period, but in earlier pandemics and contributions to anti-AIDS drugs for Africa.
“We will be ready to collaborate when the registration process, as may be required, is completed, and I am sure this will be an important area of collaboration between our two countries.
“We will have to discuss this with the government of Nigeria. Let it be registered first, and we will have to get the approval process, he said.”
On January 3, Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, announced the approval of two COVID-19 vaccines on Twitter produced by Serum Institute @SerumInstIndia and Bharat Biotech @BharatBiotech.