By Linus Oota, Lafia
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has praised the leadership qualities and vision of former governor of Nasarawa State and the senator representing Nasarawa South, Umar Tanko Al-Makura, for conceiving the idea of an infectious disease and research centre.
He also commended Governor Abdullahi Sule’s vision for completing the centre, “which turns out to be the best in West Africa.”
Speaking yesterday in Lafia while inaugurating a world-class state of the art facility, the Nasarawa State Infectious Disease and Research Centre (NASIDARC), Prof Osinbajo said it is a landmark achievement.
Governor Sule said with the establishment of the centre and it’s full operation, the perennial diagnosis and management challenges of infectious diseases previously experienced would become a thing of the past and treatment of such ailments would be enhanced.
He said the centre would also serve as research hub, crucible for innovations and operational research that would provoke policy initiation, adding that it would conduct clinical trials for vaccines, drugs and other products, in compliance with ethical standard as well as supporting training in public health and researches at all levels.