A controversial Unites States scientist and the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci will be a speaker at a summit organised by the government of Nigeria on COVID.
The summit, according to the Technical Head Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Mukhtar Muhammed is part of efforts to redefine the country’s national COVID-19 response and build the health security framework for the country and is set to hold in Abuja from December 6-8, 2021.
The PSC is hosting it in partnership with the Coalition of Development Partners.
The theme of the summit will be: “Pushing through the Last Mile to End the Pandemic and Build Back Better”.
The sub-themes include: “ Leadership And Governance In Pandemic Recovery And Reconstruction” and “Nigeria’s Health-Security Framework For Effective Response To Global Health Security Threats”.
Mohammed said that the PSC had also mobilised all critical stakeholders including development partners for this important National Summit. He said Nigerians can be part of the summits virtual sessions when they log on to the website of the summit.
A keynote speaker, Fauci played a big and controversial role in the early days of the pandemic and emails have emerged about his role in alleged cover up on the origin of the pandemic and ways to deal with it.
Fauci, now Chief Medical Adviser to President Joe Biden played a crucial role in the events that eventually led to the defeat of former President, Donald Trump.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman PSC on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said in preparation of the committee’s winding down, it would hold a COVID-19, summit in partnership with the Coalition of Development Partners in the country.
The SGF noted that the summit would be an august assemblage of key actors in the health, economic, security, and policy-making sectors of the country.