The Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) has commenced production of hand sanitizers to assist the Federal and state governments in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Luke Anike made the disclosure on Wednesday at the launch of the sanitizers at its campus in Agbani.
Anike said the university authority reactivated its Biotech Research Center to produce sanitizers as immediate response to combating the disease.
According to him, we are looking forward to mass producing the sanitizers for students, staff and the general public when we get funding.
The vice chancellor said the university had already made proposals to the state government to enable it produce in large quantities.
In her remarks, the Director of the center, Prof Floretta Tasie said it had so far produced 500 bottles of 120 milliliter, 250 ml, 500ml.
Tasie said that it was looking forward to producing about 5,000 bottles in the next one week if adequate funds were provided to the center.
She commended the university for reactivating the biotech center and providing the take off grant for the project.
The professor said the center would soon go into food production like mushroom and others as soon as the COVID-19 was over.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the vice chancellor distributed some hand sanitizers to few guests present at the event.
Edited By: Maureen Atuonwu
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