By: Rakiya Garba Karaye, Maiduguri
President Muhammadu Buhari will today Sunday depart Abuja for Seoul, South Korea to participate in the First World Bio Summit, 2022.
Jointly organized by the Government of the Republic of Korea and the World Health Organisation (WHO), the two-day Summit which will be held on October 25-26, has the theme: ‘The Future of Vaccine and Bio-Health.’
Nigeria was invited to the Summit based on her selection with five other African countries by WHO and the European Union (EU) during the last EU-African Summit in Brussels, Belgium in February this year for mRNA technology transfer and Global Training Hub for Bio-manufacturing of vaccines on the African continent.
President Buhari, who is expected to deliver a Statement at the Summit, and meet separately with President Yoon Suk-yeol of the Republic of Korea, will also seek other ways of more effective partnerships that impact positively on the lives and safety of Nigerians during his other engagements and meetings while in Seoul.
Accompanying the Nigerian leader are: Governors Aminu Bello Masari and Abubakar Sani Bello of Katsina and Niger States; Geoffrey Onyeama, Osagie Ehanire and Adeniyi Adebayo, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Health, Industry, Trade and Investment respectively; and Timipre Sylva, Minister of State, Petroleum Resources amongst others.