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Ebola: Unilorin to establish virology complex

01 September 2014, 20:33

Abuja - The University of Ilorin is set to establish a Virology complex to carry out researches on Ebola virus disease (EVD) and how to curtail its spread.

Prof. Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, the Vice Chancellor of the University, disclosed this on Sunday in Abuja.

He said that the university recognised its responsibility in conducting researches as well as community development services which was why its senate set up a committee on Ebola recently.

"We met and decided that we should have a functional virology complex where we will assemble all our virologists within the University of Ilorin.

"We want to empower them to have a befitting laboratory and enough consumables to carryout research.

"We want to give them the necessary capacity so that they will be able to carry out research on some of these communicable viral infections.

Also read: ECOWAS steps into the Ebola fight

"The senate also decided that we should set up an Ebola Senate committee where all our human resources could be assembled and challenged to educate not only the university community," he said

He said that members of the Ebola committee set up by the university were drawn from the college of medicine and agriculture.

In terms of the community service, Prof. Ambali said that the university published information on Ebola regularly on its website and on its weekly bulletin to educate readers.




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