We’re starting production of ventilators — Nigerian government

The federal government on Tuesday said it has commenced the local production of ventilators and disinfectant spraying devices to battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A statement sent by the ministry of science and technology on Tuesday, said the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, launched the newly produced devices on behalf of the government in Abuja.

The statement signed by the ministry’s spokesperson, Olusegun Ayeoyenika, said the ventilators and other devices were produced by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), under the ministry.

The statement said the first consignment of the devices will “support breathing efforts of Nigerians who are already down with the pandemic”.

It said the Nigerian government was determined to contain the epidemic in the country.

NASENI is the federal government’s agency for research, development and the manufacturing of capital goods, machines and equipment.

“As its response to the COVID-19 disease, the Agency has manufactured a set of disinfectant sprayer devices to assist in sanitising Nigerian cities, streets and the environment including ventilators,” he said.

Mr Onu, represented by the minister of state, Mohammed Abdullahi, said the Buhari administration was not resting on its oars to prevent Nigerians from dying as a result of COVID-19.

Ventilators are currently scarce all over the world as countries continue to conserve the ones they have for their own citizens.



-Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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