Leveraging on COVID-19 financial supports to build research infrastructure » Letters » Tribune Online


ON  29 March, 2020 (see my Twitter handle, and please also follow me on – @adedejiia) I was asking about the plans we have as a country to leverage on this pandemic. I saw a list of donations going around. The pledges were more than 25billion naira and none of it was for capacity building or in the slightest for research.

In our president’s speech, I listened over and again to that line where he said we are waiting on the US, China and WHO for vaccine/drug for COVID-19. I wept because our country is estimated at 201 million people. So, we hung our fate on two countries.

Have you wondered why Nigeria is not at the forefront of research to address this pandemic? The reason is because we…

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