The Vice-Chancellor of Adeleke University, Professor Solomon Adebola, on Friday, gave updates on the COVID-19 Vaccine developed by Scientists in six Nigerian Universities.
Adebola gave the updates at a press conference to mark the university 10th year anniversary held at the school Senate Building in Ede, Osun State, explained that the vaccine which had been certified by the World Health Organisation and supported by the Federal Ministry of Health was developed by a lead scientist from Adeleke University, Dr Oladipo Kolawole, in partnership with other five universities.
He however gave the names of the involved universities as; Adeleke University, Precious Cornerstone, University of Ilorin, Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso, Obafemi Awolowo University and Elizade University.
According to him, “the candidate vaccine was one of the two from Africa and the only one from Nigeria, which was recognised by the World Health Organisation, (WHO). Presently, the vaccine is at the clinical trial stage, where we are experimenting with animals before it moves to human trial.”
In her own contribution to the programme, the Team’s Deputy Coordinator, Professor Olubukola Oyawoye, affirmed that “the vaccine meets the international requirement and its ribonucleic acid separation was done at a United States of America molecular laboratory.”