Osinbajo Inaugurates World Class Infectious Disease Diagnosis Research Centre In Nasarawa | Independent Newspapers Nigeria


LAFIA- The vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has on Tuesday inaugurated a world class infectious disease diagnosis and research center in Lafia, the of Nasarawa state capital.

Speaking while inaugurated the edifice which is located behind Specialist Hospital along Shedan road Proff.Osibanjo, who discribed the center as the first great, best in class, first of it’s kind in West Africa and perhaps in Africa

He said that the achievement recorded by the Nasarawa state government deserved recommendation and celebration.

According to him, lessons to be learned in this very important achievement are about three things, “the first is vision idea and fund.”

“Vision is critical especially in development money is not every thing as a matter of fact if you have the funds and do not have a vision you will achieve nothing.”

“Nasarawa state is not by any means the worthiest state in the country but look at what the state have and what is allocated is certainly does not come anywhere near the top states of the federation, but with vision the state has proved that vision is even more important than money”, he explained.

In his welcome address, the state Governor Engr. Abdullahi Sule said on assumption of office in May, 2019, he made a solemn commitment to complete projects initiated by the previous Administration in the State. We also resolved to improve on the living conditions of the citizenry through the provision of quality healthcare service.

The governor explained further that, “It is for this reason that we have committed enormous resources towards the completion of the Nasarawa State Infectious Disease and Research Centre considered critical in the diagnosis of different viral infections.”

He said the center would save as diagnosis of several infectious diseases, such as lassa fever, yellow fever, measles, cerebrospinal meningitis, as well as the current Covid-19 pandemic, which were conducted outside the State.

Sule said the center will also serve as research hub, crucible for innovations and operational research that will provoke policy initiation. Similarly, the Centre will conduct clinical trials for vaccines, drugs and other products, in compliance with ethical standards, as well as support trainings in public health and researches at all levels.

According to governor,” It will also provide scientific guidance for the local production of vaccines, diagnostic kits, sera, anti-sera and other related health products. I am happy to state that the Centre is one of the best diagnostic centres in the country,” the governor added.




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