ATBU Ready To Develop Killer Diseases’ Vaccines – VC

Professor Ahmad Muhammad Abdul’aziz, the Vice-Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawabalewa University Bauchi, ATBU, has said the university is on course to start research into the development of vaccines against killer diseases.

The University had during the wake of the dreaded COVID-19, successfully produced locally made hand sanitisers geared towards assisting in the fight against the monster.

Recently, a molecular laboratory was established at the Abubakar Tafawabalewa University Teaching Hospital to expedite running tests for COVID-19, Lassa fever other variants of killer diseases. The lab is the first of its kind in the Northeast sub-region.

Professor Muhammadu Abdulazeez said with a state of the art molecular Laboratory College of Medical Sciences, all the university needs at the moment is a sequencer, adequate funds and faculty of veterinary medicine to kick-start the process of vaccine production.

He noted that the university had made tremendous gains in terms of technological innovation and development, where produced sprayers among others were produced during the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Vice-Chancellor said with the right support, the university is ever ready to start research and subsequent development of the killer diseases vaccines in Nigeria.

He said it is in this direction that the University introduced Faculty of Veterinary Medicine studies to serve a complementary role with the already established College of Medical Sciences.

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