Two Igbo sons have again put Nigeria’s name on the global map after it was revealed that they are among the brain behind the discovery of the new Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.
A couple of weeks back, President Donald Trump made the announcement that a new Covid-19 vaccine have been discovered and it has achieved about 95 percent effectiveness with zero side effect.
There was celebration around the world when the discovery was made and announced, as several scientists made efforts to come up with a vaccine.
When the announcement was made, nobody thought that an African would be part of the team that came up with the vaccine, left alone a Nigeria. It was a joyous news for the great people of igbo, as two people from the east are said to be among the eam.
Dr. Onyema Ogbuagu and Dr. Ogechika Alozie are the names of the Igbo that are listed and interviewed on ABC News. They are instrumental on the global stage in curbing this pandemic.
Two Igbos have become global sensations in the quest for a COVID-19 vaccine. These guys have done Africa proud. Due to their importance right now, they are currently under secret service protection.
Dr. Onyema Eberechukwu Ogbuagu, an Igbo man is one of the brains behind the new Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. He graduated from University of Calabar College of Medicine in 2003. Dr. Ogbuagu is also Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine Specialist.
Had Dr. Onyema Ogbuagu stayed back to teach in Nigerian University, he certainly would have been among those striking ASUU members who’ve not been paid since July.
The Igbo race has been taken for granted for too long. They usually adapt to any climate of any environment in the world.
It is time we begin to notice and appreciate Igbo people for their contributions and making Nigeria proud in anywhere they found themselves.