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BREAKING: Nigerian govt not carrying us along on COVID-19-ASUU

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Nigerian govt not carrying us along on COVID-19-ASUU

The Nigerian Government has been accused by the Academic Staff Union (ASUU) of not carrying them along on the fight against COVID-19 disease

ASUU accused Government of not consulting Nigerian research institutions and university-based scholars in the fight against COVID-19 and other national challenges.

Biodun Ogunyemi, The national president of ASUU in an announcement on Wednesday, said the same attitude of the government had “brought our universities to their knees and deprived them of capacity to respond to national challenges.”

The coronavirus pandemic has assailed the world since the beginning of this year with the global tally of confirmed cases exceeding 21 million.

Nigeria has so far recorded 49,895 infections with nearly a thousand deaths

There is yet no globally approved COVID-19 cure or vaccine. Although clinical trials of vaccines are still ongoing in many countries, Nigeria is not involved in any at the moment.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had announced his country’s approval of a COVID-19 vaccine named “Sputnik V”, but scientists around the world have expressed concerns over the lack of final-stage testing of the vaccine.

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