US President’s medical adviser Fauci to speak at Nigeria’s COVID-19 summit

Dr. Fauci

As part of efforts to redefine the country’s national COVID-19 response and build the health security framework for the country, the Nigerian COVID-19 Summit is to host Dr Anthony Fauci.

Fauci, chief medical adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will speak at the summit.

In partnership with the Coalition of Development Partners, the summit will hold from December 6-8 in Abuja.

Mukhtar Muhammed, the technical head of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, disclosed this on Sunday.

Mr Mohammed said the PSC had also mobilised all critical stakeholders, including development partners, for this summit.


“We are heartened and encouraged by the support we have received so far from our development partners and the private sector,” explained Mr Mohammed. “With just one day away from the commencement of this summit, which will help us to redefine our national COVID-19 response and build the health security framework for the country.”

He, however, encouraged Nigerians and the international community to visit the website of the summit.

“There will be a virtual session that can be accessed by all. In order to register, you will log on to the website: Our international development partners, for providing technical and financial support, members of the press, for doing your work to ensure that we advance the cause of public health, and Nigeria remains a very safe environment,” he said.