Yobe Govt unveils ‘state-of-the-art’ biomedical research lab

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Yobe Govt unveils state-of-the-art biomedical research lab

By Ahmed Abba
Damaturu, June 4, 2024 (NAN) The Yobe Government has unveiled a state-of-the-art ultramodern Biomedical Science Research and Training Centre (BioRTC) at the state university.

Dr Bello Kawuwa, the Yobe Commissioner for Higher Education, made this known while unveiling the laboratory in Damaturu.

Kawuwa described the BioRTC as a testament to Gov Mai Mala Buni’s dedication to improving public health and advancing scientific research in the state.

He highlighted the lab’s cutting-edge equipment and collaboration with global experts, positioning Yobe to address pressing health concerns like chronic kidney disease.

“This laboratory is a clear indication and testimony that Gov  Mala Buni’s commitment to change narrative as far as public health is concerned and advancing the frontiers of science and technology.

“Especially that involves research medical sciences assembling the global best brains and equipments to conduct research for both national, international and local concerns,” said.

Also speaking, Prof Mala Daura, the Vice Chancellor of the Yobe State University said the lab is highly equipped with support from a lot of institutions abroad.

Daura, represented by Prof Muhammad Lawan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Services explained the lab’s areas of focus to include malaria, chronic kidney disease, dementia, among others.

Prof Daura also emphasised the BioRTC’s role in fostering international collaboration.

“The centre also organises workshops and summer schools with facilitators from around the world – Japan, UK Germany, Spain and Senegal – who come here with support of the state government,” he noted.

The VC added that the BioRTC’s establishment marked a significant step forward for the state’s pursuit of scientific and medical advancements.

The centre, he said, harnessed cutting-edge technology and global partnerships with potential to address critical public health issues and contribute meaningfully to the field of biomedical research.(NAN) (www.nannews.ng)


edited by Sadiya Hamza

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