- Nigerian scientists have discovered coronavirus vaccine as the world continues to find a vaccine for the deadly disease
- The scientists, under the aegis of COVID-19 Research Group, said N7.8 million was spent on the study that led to the discovery of the vaccine
- It will, however, take a minimum of 18 months for the vaccine to be unveiled to the public
Nigerian universities’ scientists under the aegis of COVID-19 Research Group say they have discovered 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.
Legit.ng gathers that 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.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that 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.
In other news, a Nigerian man identified as Tosin Adesuyi is devoting his time to teach over 400 kids in Kaduna free of charge.
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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.
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