President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Paris, France, urged world leaders and global health institutions to follow a regime of enabling access to the COVID-19 vaccines, admonishing that sidelining countries in terms of reach will undermine the entire effort for safety.

Delivering a keynote statement at the Paris Peace Forum (PPF), President Buhari said export restrictions that encourage needless hoarding of vaccines need to be lifted, while welcoming the pledges by industrialized countries to share vaccines, a statement signed by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said.

The President said the pledges should be fulfilled in a timely manner, appreciating some countries, like France, that have donated vaccines to developing countries.

“Resolving supply-chain constraints would require better coordination within the manufacturing process; and between manufacturers and end-users,” he said.