The Niger Delta Development Commission has pledged to partner with Nigerian universities to produce life-saving vaccines as well as support other researches that offer solutions to some of the problems plaguing the country.
The Managing Director of the commission, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, made the pledge in a statement signed by the Director of Corporate Affairs, Ibitoye Abosede, on Wednesday.
Ogbuku spoke when receiving a delegation from the Rivers State University, led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nlerum Okogbule, at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt.
He said, “We want to partner universities in academic research. Let us be part of the solutions the world is seeking. We want to partner with academic institutions to produce life-saving vaccines. We should be looking at finding lasting solutions for medical and social problems.”
“As development partners in the Niger Delta region, we will support and fund research projects that add value to our society and solves the challenges facing the people of the Niger Delta region. The NDDC seeks partnerships in research to address challenges facing society. The research will provide solutions for society.”
The VC commended the commission for building the capacity of universities in the Niger Delta region while also urging it to assist the university in building an advanced law centre for research in a specialised area of law.
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