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NASENI unveils made-in-Nigeria ventilator

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Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Bello Umar (left); Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi; Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Professor Mohammed Haruna, and others during the unveiling of the made-in-Nigeria ventilators and disinfection tunnels produced by NASENI to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Abuja…yesterday.

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) yesterday launched the made-in Nigeria ventilator to boost the fight against the deadly coronavirus.

The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Abdullahi Mohammed, while commissioning the prototype, commended the agency for the initiative.

He said the move would enhance Nigeria’s capacity to combat the pandemic.

Mohammed pointed out that NASENI had given the country “a very strong leverage in terms of conserving foreign reserves at a moment that is highly challenging.”

His words: It is a brave one in our quest for local content development. It is a big breakthrough in the health sector. We are going to interface with relevant agencies of government and ministries to ensure that NASENI is empowered to manufacture in large quantities for distribution to every part of the country.”


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