Written by Godfrey AKON

Covid-19: JAMB installs disinfectant sprayers

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has procured two models of disinfectant sprayer tunnels, O and N, as well as pedal operated hand washing stations in its effort to prevent the spread of covid-19.

While commissioning the equipment last Friday at Bwari, Abuja, JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, commended the National Agency for Science Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI, local manufacturers of the sprayers, for their supply and installation.

Beside the high capacity disinfectant sprayer installed at its national headquarters in Bwari, another disinfectant sprayer supplied by NASENI was also installed at the professional testing centre, Kogo, Bwari.

JAMB disclosed in its Weekly Bulletin that Oloyede expressed satisfaction at the performance of the locally-manufactured disinfectant sprayers.

The registrar further stated that at the initial stage of negotiation for the installation of the equipment, there were some disagreements between the NASENI technical team and that of the board, but noted however that the disagreement had been for the best as the outcome was not only commendable but worthwhile.

The JAMB boss commended NASENI for providing vital technical support to the nation through relevant and timely innovations at this critical moment in time when every nation is looking inward to combat the pandemic.

He stated that the entire workforce, both at the national headquarters and outstations, as well as clients, would be thoroughly disinfected before they are allowed into the board’s premises.

He added that the board would not take chances with the safety of its staff and clients as it continues to adhere to extant protocols regarding the phased reopening of MDAs across the nation.

Pedal-operated hand washing stations installed at the national headquarters were also commissioned by the registrar who noted that the machine would complement the sprayers in curbing the spread of COVID-19.

Also speaking, the Executive Vice Chairman, NASENI, Prof Mohammad Haruna, expressed his appreciation to the registrar for his patriotism as exhibited by his patronage of the products developed by the Agency especially at a period when many Nigerians are fixated on foreign made products.

Haruna assured the registrar that the pieces of equipment supplied to the board by NASENI would meet all the specifications agreed upon with the board in terms of aesthetics, added features and durability especially with respect to the disinfectant sprayer.

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