Coronavirus: Ibadan Poly kicks off production of hand sanitizers




Authorities of the Polytechnic, Ibadan on Saturday announced that the institution is now into production of world class hand sanitizers.

The institution made this known in a statement in Ibadan by the institution’s Registrar, Mrs Modupe Theresa Fawale, and made available to Blueprint.

In the statement, the Polytechnic authorities stated that the production of the hand sanitizers in Ibadan was part of its efforts to join hands Oyo state  and federal government in the preventive measures against the deadly Covid-19.

According to the statement, the management of the institution noticed the trend and dimension the deadly virus was taking, the apparent scarcity of standard hand sanitizers, couple with production by quacks and thus gathered it’s experts to produce world class sanitizers for public use. 

“As a leading Polytechnic situated in a city with a very large population and a state larger than two or three states, the onus is on the institution to look for ways and means to make contributions to the state at it’s time of need,” it said.

The Polytechnic Ibadan authorities stressed that efforts would be made to register the sanitizers with the National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration and Control(NAFDAC) as “the current production was an intervention to save lives.”

“The product is already available at the institution’s Vocational Skill and Entrepreneurship Study Centre (VSESC) as well as some pharmaceutical centres in Ibadan. Some of the sanitizers had been presented to some senior government functionaries who also made purchase and distributed in their constituencies.”

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