By Adegwu John
As part of initiative to curb further spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) on Wednesday installed Self-made Covid-19 disinfectant at the main entrance to the office of Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) headquarters in Abuja.
Executive Vice Chairman/CE of NASENI, Engr. Prof. Mohammed Sani Haruna said that the installation was part of the agency’s commitment to sustain the preventive measures and efforts of the federal government in the fight against further spread of the virus.
According to him, the disinfectant sprayer was made by Nigeria Engineers with 100 percent of materials locally sourced and that the device has undergone quality assessment and certified fit for human use.
He said that the production of the device was NASENI’s contribution to control the virus from further spread, and the need to keep public places such as; schools, hospitals, airport and large gatherings from becoming breeding ground for the virus.
“At the ease of the COVID-19 lockdown, the need to keep public places safe from becoming breeding grounds for the virus became imperative as many schools, public places are expected resume to receive visitors”, Engr. Haruna said.
While testing the device, FIRS Executive Chairman Mr. Muhammad Mamman Nami, thanked NASENI for the innovation and expressed gratitude that the device will help protect and ensure the safety of staff members, and visitors within the premises.
In an interview with the publisher of Business Review Afrika Magazine, Helen Okon shortly after the installation, Managing Director/CE Hydraulic Equipment Development Institute (HEDI), NASENI Engr. O. Abdulmalik said that the device has gained wide acceptance in Nigeria and has been successfully installed in several offices including JAMB headquarters, Bwari, Abuja.
Engr. Abdulmalik stated that the innovation of the device steamed from NASENI’s desire to create home-made equipment to help avert further spread of Covid-19 virus.