By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
As part of its efforts towards stopping spread of CoronaVirus, authorities of The Polytechnic, Ibadan have come out with the production of world class hand sanitizers.
According to a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan by the Institution’s Registrar, Mrs Modupe Theresa Fawale, the gesture was part of efforts by the Institution to join hands with the Oyo State and The Federal government in the preventive measures against the deadly *COVID-19*
The Registrar maintained that the Management of the institution noticed the trend and dimension the deadly virus was taking, the apparent scarcity of standard hand sanitizers coupled with production by quacks and thus gathered it’s experts to produce world class sanitizers for public use.
Mrs Fawale pointed out the institution being “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 hour of need.”
The Registrar stressed that efforts will 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 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.” she said
The Registrar disclosed that the production of the hand sanitizers was coordinated by the institution’s study centre.