Bayero University’s Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry has mobilized its staff for the production of hand sanitizers to be used within the university campus and possibly the Kano community.
Already, a number of the academic staff from the department who volunteered to participate in the project with a view to contributing their quota towards fighting the COVID 19, are currently in the laboratories formulating the sanitizers based on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) specifications.
According to the Head, Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Dr. Ibrahim Tajo Siraj, who revealed this yesterday to reporters, said that the idea was borne out of the desire to give a helping hand in the fight against the disease.
He said in view of the gravity of the coronavirus and the urgent need for all stakeholders to join hands in containing the pandemic, the department felt it had a vital role to play in this direction.
“As you are aware, universities were known to be serving as research centres where solutions are proffered to any problem facing the society, and now it is time to prove this, hence our decision to mobilize our members to the laboratories with a view to producing hand sanitizers as stop-gap measures,” he said. (Text courtesy Nation)