President Muhammadu Buhari while addressing world leaders at the UN General Assembly said over 40,000 health care workers have recently been trained on Infection, Prevention and Control measures with the support of various partners. Through the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, we have established 16 infectious disease treatment centres located within our Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centers.
The President added that Nigeria remains grateful for the assistance received from our partners and friends all over the world. Vaccination is the key to our safe emergence from the pandemic. We fully support the COVAX initiative from which we have benefitted. We also thank the United States of America, Turkey, India, China, European Union, and others for the vaccines provided.
Buhari stated this on Friday, while addressing over 80 world leaders at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people and revitalize the United Nations.
The President however lamented the illicit trading and movement of small arms within the country which was increasing criminality and insurgency in the country.