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Buhari attends World’s First Bio Summit

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By Okunloye Abiodun

President Buhari is attending the First World Bio Summit in South Korea.

Following the First World Bio Summit, 2022, which is scheduled to hold on Oct 25-26, jointly organized by the Government of the Republic of S. Korea and the World Health Organization (WHO). President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja for Seoul, South Korea on October 22, 2022, to participate in the two-day summit themed:” The Future of Vaccine and Bio-Health”. This was confirmed in a statement released in Abuja by Mr. Femi Adesina, who serves as the president’s spokesman.

According to Adesina, Nigeria was one of the six African nations that were chosen to participate in the summit by the World Health Organization and the European Union (EU). He stated that Nigeria had already been invited to participate in the transfer of mRNA technology and the establishment of a global training hub for the bio-manufacturing of vaccines on the African continent during the most recent EU-African Summit, which took place in Brussels, Belgium, in February of this year.

Global health leaders would collaborate to generate new ideas.

Adesina, the presidential aide, stated that other attendees of the World Bio Summit that are scheduled to appear prominently include CEOs of global vaccine and biologics companies. Speaking further, in lieu of the statement, he added that as defined by the organizers, all of those CEOs would work together in order to generate new ideas and discuss existing ones on the topic “global health security is profoundly dependent on the innovation and development in the bio-industry”.

Therefore, the purpose of the partnership between the World Health Organization and the Republic of S. Korea is to highlight the historical reality of the need for health security. Adesina explained further that it is also to emphasize the necessity of launching efforts on a worldwide scale on the nature of creativity and invention that is essential to containing any future health epidemic. According to him, it is anticipated that President Buhari would make a statement during the summit and will also hold a separate meeting with President Yoon Suk-yeol of the Republic of S. Korea.

President would be accompanied by state leaders and ministers.

While the president makes his way to Seoul, South Korea, for the global event, as indicated, he would be accompanied to the event by the governors of Katsina state and Niger, Aminu Bello Masari and Sani Bello, respectively. Other members to follow him include Timipre Sylva, who is the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources; Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health; Adeniyi Adebayo, who is the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment.

Other members of the president’s crew include Retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno, who serves as the National Security Adviser; Amb. Ahmed Abubakar, who serves as the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency; Professor Moji Adeyeye, who serves as the Director-General of NAFDAC; and Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, who serves as the Director-General of NCDC. In addition, the delegation is comprised of high-ranking government officials such as Bashir Jamoh, Director-General of NIMASA; Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of NiDCOM; and other officials.

More partnerships would be sought to enhance the country.

The presidential aide affirmed that during the president’s time in Seoul, he is scheduled to participate in a number of other engagements and meetings, during which he will reportedly look at further means of forming partnerships that are more efficient and have a good influence on the lives and security of Nigerians. After the conclusion of the conference, it is anticipated that the president will make his way back home. As expected, this will bring a lot of change to Nigeria’s health sector if it is appropriately utilized.


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Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

Wow, so one of the six African states that the World Health Organization and the European Union chose to invite to attend in the meeting was Nigeria. This is very exciting news.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

In the past, Nigeria has been extended an invitation to take part in the bio-manufacturing of vaccines, which would involve the transfer of mRNA technology as well as the construction of a global training hub.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

Chief Executive Officers of multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations are among the other delegates of the World Bio Summit who are slated to play key roles. Continuing the discussion

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

According to the plan laid out by the event’s organizers, all of those CEOs would collaborate with one another in order to come up with fresh ideas and discuss the ones that already exist about the topic.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

The Bio- summit should actually pave way for new ideas and in new innovations. Corroboration with health agencies will also help us in the discovery and invention of new vaccines to aid human fight against diseases.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

If this meeting will change the scope of Nigeria health sector,it will be very good to be there but many of this meetings has been attended since this present government took over power and nothing has been archived,they will just go there to collect estacode for their selfish interest.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

This bio submit will improve our health sector and gain many thing about health solution. The meeting just need to count and make change and improve our health sector it should not be we just attend the meeting only without having any impact in our sector

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

During the most recent EU-African Summit in February, Nigeria was invited to join in the transfer of mRNA technology and the construction of a worldwide training hub for the bio-manufacturing of vaccines on the African continent.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

The relationship between the World Health Organization and the Republic of South Korea aims to emphasize the historical necessity for health security.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

The World Health Organization and the European Union selected Nigeria as one of the six African states to take part in the summit, and Nigeria was one of the countries that they chose (EU)

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

What a great summit with such benefits. As Nigeria is lucky to be selected, we need to harness the potential and take it to our advantage to progress in development.

jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

it’s a good thing to know we are among the African country invited for the first world bio summit concerning health by WHO not just for us to go without making use of what we gain I t he two days summit.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

Good one to attend the Bio Summit but hope the government will work towas it. Not only attending alone

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

The World Health Organization and the Republic of South Korea’s partnership strives to highlight the historical need for health security.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

Forming partnerships that are more efficient and have a good influence on the lives and security of Nigerians is a good thing… It will bring a lot of change to Nigeria’s health sector if it is appropriately utilized.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

Nigeria was one of the six African nations that were chosen to participate in the summit by the World Health Organization and the European Union (EU). It’s an honour; hopefully we make the best use of it

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

The presidential aide confirmed that the president has a full program of events and meetings in Seoul, where he is expected to explore additional opportunities for collaboration.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

After the meeting is over, the president will likely return home. Utilized properly, this would undoubtedly cause significant shifts in Nigeria’s healthcare system.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

It has been claimed that during the president’s time in Seoul, he would participate in a number of other engagements and meetings, during which he will look into other means of building partnerships that are more efficient and have a favorable affect on the lives and security of Nigerians.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

Attending the world Bio summit first time, what does our president have to offer us as a president. It is expected that what he has gotten from there should be implemented by the already trained Nigerians experts.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

What does this old man knows about health related matters. We need a young and vibrant person as the president of this nation. I believe what has been learnt at World Bio Summit 2022 will be implemented at home.