Cuba To Open Vaccine Manufacturing Factory In Bayelsa State

During a visit to Havana Cuba, Bayelsa State Government, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with BioCubaFarma Consortium of the Republic of Cuba for the establishment of vaccines and pharmaceuticals production plant in the state.

Bayelsa State Governor Duoye Diri

Bayelsa state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Pabara Igwele, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investments, Patience Abah, signed for the state government while the First Vice President of BioCubaFarma, Dr. Mayda Pérez, signed for the consortium.

The vaccines and pharmaceuticals production centre will provide job opportunities, build expertise of young Bayelsans and also ensure technology transfer for sustainability of the plant.”

Comrade Clara Pulido, Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria

According to the statement, by the Director, New Media to the Bayelsa State Governor, Dr. Kola Oredipe, the state delegation also met with Deputy Governor of Havana Province, Cuba, Mrs. Yanet Parez and Vice Minister for Trade, Matanzas Province, Cuba, Ms. Deborah Saavedra to explore other business opportunities for the state such as sugar production, renewable energy, ICT and exchange programmes for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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