The Nigeria Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, launched made in Nigeria ventilator and disinfectant.
Onyxnews Nigeria reports that these made-in-Nigeria products were launched in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory by the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi.
This reliable online news platform also understands that the ventilators and other disinfectant sprayer devices are aimed at sanitising cities, towns and villages against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
These two equipments were produced by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), an agency under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
FG launches made in Nigeria Ventilators and disinfectant
While speaking at the inauguration of the equipments, the minister said: “This product can beat other inventions that we have seen outside the country, I am very impressed with NASENI because this can greatly improve the public health safety of the country.
“On behalf of NASENI we are going to ensure that the Federal Government adopts this for our various institutions, public schools, shopping malls etc to ensure that people that walk into such facilities are properly disinfected to guard against further speed of COVID-19.
“We are here to answer the clarion call of Mr President to see how we can use our own technology, engineers and scientists to develop equipment that will assist the country in containing the spread of COVID-19 and other upcoming health challenges in the country.
“The invention of these ventilators will assist Nigeria in no small way to contain the virus that is plaguing all nations.
“We are going to interface with the relevant agencies and ministries to ensure that NASENI is empowered to manufacture this in large quantities for distribution.
“I hope that states in the country will take advantage of this and place their procurement orders because as it is now, NASENI is going to be under tremendous pressure to produce as much as they can so as it is, it is going be on first come, first serve basis.
“On our part we are going to liaise with the appropriate COVID-19 committee domicile in the SGF office, CBN and NNPC to ensure that adequate funding is provided to encourage this initiative,” Abdullahi said.