Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that the apex bank will support the development of vaccines for COVID-19 once it is validated by the Health Authorities.
This was contained in a statement released by the CBN.
Emefiele also challenged Nigerian Scientists across the world to develop a Nigerian vaccine to check mate the coronavirus.
At the commissioning of This Day Dome Testing, Treating, Tracing and Isolation Centre in Abuja, Emefiele said the apex bank is ready to support researchers, science-based institutions and biotechnology firms with N100bn grant for the project.
However, the CBN has developed a framework for grants and long-term facilities to researchers, science institutions and biotechnology firms to develop a Nigerian Vaccine for Coronavirus.