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VICE PRESIDENT OSINBAJO SPEAKS ON POST COVID-19 NIGERIA

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria’s priorities in a post-COVID-19 world include restoring economic growth in the immediate term, building resilience in the health sector, and repositioning the economy on a sustainable footing in the medium term while saving jobs and building domestic capacity and local production in critical areas.

This was during a virtual Chatham House interactive session themed: “Priorities for Nigeria’s Post-COVID Recovery”.

The Vice President discussed the challenges posed to Nigeria by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the Nigerian government’s response aimed at ensuring lasting socio-economic recovery and development.

AS Vice President Osinbajo further explained, the federal government was also focused on promoting a culture of preparedness across all levels of the country’s health care system by building resilience in the health sector.

On recovery efforts, Vice President Osinbajo said Nigeria has taken delivery of about 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines under the international COVAX scheme and has commenced vaccination of Nigerians .

Laolu Akande Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity in the office of the Vice President in a press release stated that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also called for global action in ensuring access to vaccines, especially in poorer countries.

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