Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu praised the contributions of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, an Abia-born associate professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.
The governor in a tweet via his Twitter account on Sunday described Ogbuagu, “a twin son of Professor Chibuzo Ogbuagu, former vice-chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) and former government secretary of the Abia State (SSG) ”as“ one of the leaders of Pfizer’s new globally recognized COVID-19 vaccine ”.
According to him, his government will continue to celebrate these rare feats accomplished by Abians around the world to inspire others to engage and thrive in whatever legal endeavor they choose in life.
“Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, the Nigerian born in Abia, is one of the leaders of Pfizer’s new globally recognized COVID-19 vaccine.
“He is one of the many Abians who continue to make us proud as a people and who strengthen my government’s belief in the inimitable ingenuity, ability and skill of our people to serve humanity in a sacrificial way, at the same time. save it from whatever ravages it and to produce goods and services that make life more comfortable and more convenient to live.
“So I am not surprised that this twin son of Professor Chibuzo Ogbuagu who was himself a former vice-chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) and former secretary of the State government of Abia (SSG), was among those who led the team. who discovered the now famous COVID-19 vaccine that will certainly save millions of lives, especially now that a second wave of the disease is already ravaging regions of the world.
“Dr. Onyema Ogbuagu is Yale’s principal investigator in several investigational therapeutic and preventive clinical trials for COVID-19, including remdesivir (now approved by the FDA), leronlimab and remdesivir and tocilizumab, as well than the Pfizer / BioNTech Vaccine trial.
“As Abians, Ndigbo and Nigerians in general, we celebrate this son of ours, associate professor of medicine, in the clinician-educator stream and director of the HIV clinical trials program of the HIV program. Yale AIDS, Infectious Disease Section of the Yale School of Medicine.
“On our side as a government, we will not only continue to celebrate these rare feats accomplished by our people around the world to inspire others to engage and thrive in the legal field of activity they choose. in life.
“We will also continue to create and enhance the enabling environment for learning and entrepreneurship in order to thrive in the state and empower the world to more men and women who are unfazed, rebellious and fearless by the challenges and the tasks submitted to them to find solutions; Abians with a persevering spirit and able to make a better world for all, ”he said.