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Federal Government Approves N3.07bn For NCDC Lab Equipments

Osagie Ehanire

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N3.070 billion for Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to acquire laboratory equipment.

The approval was made on Wednesday, at the 38th virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

Speaking with reporters after the meeting, Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said a total of N3,070,892,988 was approved for six contracts on procurement of laboratory equipment for NCDC.

He said the decision is to provide needed tools for future disease outbreaks.

“The ministry of health presented a memo on behalf of NCDC public health laboratory specialist and for Centre for Disease Control,” he said.

“It is for six contracts for laboratory equipment and to the total worth of N3,070,892,988 for various equipment and supply, to strengthen the work of NCDC in various parts of the country, to be more ready for the work they do in diagnostics preparedness, not only for COVID-19 but for any other disease outbreak of public interest in the future.”

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