UNIBEN begins production of hand sanitisers


The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has commenced mass production of liquid soap and hand sanitizers in a bid to check further spread of coronavirus in the country.

The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Benedicta Ehanire, disclosed this in a statement in Benin City on Friday.

In her words, “Following the increase in the confirmed cases of coronavirus, the University of Benin has commenced mass production of liquid soap and hand sanitizers.

“The initiative is part of proactive measures by the management, led by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Lilian Salami, to check the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The management has also purchased more infrared thermometers to be deployed at all gates into the university, to be operated by security personnel who have been trained for the crucial assignment.”

The UNIBEN spokesperson advised the general public to maintain a high level of hygiene, observe the stay at home directive by the government and social distancing.”

EduCeleb.com earlier reported that the University of Ilorin, which had been mass producing hand sanitisers that had earned it a N30 million contract to do more from the Kwara State government towards distribution to residents of the state.

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Also, academic researchers at Bayero University Kano are working towards the production of ventilators to support the fight against the virus. Ventilators are essentials in aiding breathing for Coronavirus patients.

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