Greece has donated about one million doses of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria, as the Federal Government moves to ensure more citizens are vaccinated against the virus.
A delegation from the European nation, led by its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikolaos Dendias, announced the donation, yesterday, in Abuja.
Dendias made the announcement during a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and other Nigerian government officials. He said Nigeria and Greece have enjoyed a favourable bond over the years, adding that his country was willing to broaden the ties.
The Greek minister explained that such an expansion would culminate in the signing of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on various issues affecting both nations.
Onyeama, on his part, said Nigeria has enjoyed a smooth partnership with Greece in the area of defence. He stated that the current administration was ready to widen relations, especially in the areas of agriculture and infrastructure.