The private sector-led coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has insisted that claims by the BUA Group that it has procured vaccines for Nigerians is not factual.
CACOVID Coordinator Zouera Youssofou stated this on Tuesday when she featured on an ARISE News’ Global Business Report.
She noted that while payment was indeed made for the vaccines, it cannot be attributed to a single person or company, but that the payment for the vaccines was taken from a pool of funds donated by different CACOVID members.
“What is important to note is that Afreximbank, after that call, already secured those doses for Nigeria because they had the confirmation from both the CBN, Aliko Dangote and Herbert Wigwe that they would pay for these million doses,” she explained.
“Nobody is disputing a transfer into Central Bank’s account. The challenge is a claim that one company has brought vaccines into Nigeria because that is not factual.
“It is not possible to have one million doses of vaccine dumped into Nigeria in one day. They get delivered at a specific pace,” she said.
By Abel Ejikeme