Press Statements released by The Nigerian Academy of Science on COVID-19

The Nigerian Academy of Science has jointly released a statement on ‘The critical need for International Cooperation during Covid-19 Pandemic’.

STATEMENT ON COVID-19 IN AFRICATHE VIRUS:COVID-19,a novel viral disease, is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus that belongs to the heterogeneous corona virus family whose notorious members include SARS and MERS.SARS-CoV-2 was first isolated in Wuhan, China in January 2020. In the subsequent months, the disease circumvented the globe, causing infections that resulted in more than1.3million1confirmed cases, with approximately 5% deaths and nearly 21% recoveries registered as at 6th April 2020. Read more

NAS COVID-19 Webinar Series. COVID-19 Response in Nigeria: the Science and the Policy. On Wednesday August 12th 2020, the NAS held the first webinar in its COVID-19 Webinar Series. This event brought together relevant stakeholders- from science and policy- to look into Nigeria’s response Watch it here

Regrettably, Nigeria has, during the last one week, seen a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases. It is now time for a national lock down Read more

The G-Science Academies of Science and of Medicine from across the globe, including academies of the G7 countries, believe it essential to emphasize, together, the urgency of international cooperation in several dimensions.  The statement jointly signed by fifteen academies can be viewed by clicking on the  Read more

The President of NASAC conveyed the NASAC Statement on Covid-19 Pandemic. The statement which included contributions from the Nigerian Academy of Science can be viewed by clicking on the Read more

In pursuit of her mission to help solve national problems through the instrumentality of science, The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) released a press statement ‘COVID-19 Pandemic: Containment is possible’. The outbreak of the respiratory disease, COVID-19, as announced by China in December 2019 has since put the world on edge. With the diagnosis and announcement of a case in Lagos (a traveler from Italy) on the 26th of February, the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease is now a reality in Nigeria. Read more

NAS announces time for a national lock down in Nigeria especially as the COVID-19 disease invaded the highest level of Nigeria’s governance threatening its national security! While the effort of individual state governments was lauded, the lock down as announced, should be national, with uniform regulations, and led by the federal government. Read more

Nigeria should declare Lassa Fever disease a public health event of national emergency and concern.

The Nigerian Academy of Science issued a statement on the current Lassa Fever outbreak. Read more

NAS in the News on COVID-19

Past President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, Professor OyewaleTomori FAS talks to BBC on COVID-19 in Africa Read more

Nigeria waited too long before acting against Coronavirus’ – Professor OyewaleTomori FAS. (Professor of Virology, Immediate Past President, The Nigerian Academy of Science) – Interview on Channels TV. Watch here

Past President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, Professor OyewaleTomori FAS sheds more light on Covid-19 Read more

Lockdown suspension by states dangerous – Experts Read more

Cure for Covid-19 can be gotten from Research – Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro FAS Read more

How community transmission is fueling virus – Dr. OladoyinOdubanjo, Executive Secretary, The Nigerian Academy of Science Read more

How To Develop Local Capacity To Produce Testing Kits For Coronavirus — Executive Secretary Of Nigerian Academy Of Science, Dr Odubanjo by Sahara Reporters