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The National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) Vom has commissioned a new Bio Hazard level 3 laboratory at the institute in VOM. Speaking at the event, Governor Lalong represented by his Deputy Prof. Sunni Tyoden commended Management and Staff of the institute for ensuring that the purpose of the establishment of the institute is realized. He appreciated the Canadian government for partnering with the Federal Government in evolving new vaccines. Lalong noted that with the commissioning of the laboratory, the country is position to conduct rapid safer and secure diagnosis of highly infectious diseases thereby reducing economic loses and death.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh said, NVIRI is key in reviving the agricultural sector in the country in the area of disease control, vaccine and research noting that the laboratory will further reduced Farmer’s loses and improve their yields.

Chairman, senate committee on agriculture Abdullahi Adamu assured the institute of his total support as government is leaving no stone unturned in boosting the agricultural sector.

In their separate goodwill messages, Dean Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Jos and former executive Director NVRI Prof. Lami Lombin, Dr. Muhammed Ahmed also a former Director of the institution expressed delight with the establishment of the laboratory as it will go a long way in boosting agriculture and upgrading the economy.

Canadian high commissioner to Nigeria Perry John said with the construction of the Lab, it will ensure early intervention to contained disease outbreaks there by reducing economic losses and death resulting from animal diseases and also prevent zootomic diseases from jumping in to the human population. The Bio Hazard Level 3 laboratory is a facility that provide space for the safe and secure handling of biological agent that belong to risk group pathogens which causes serious human disease and economic losses in animals.

Highlight of the event is the commissioning of the Lab by the Minister of agriculture and rural development Audu Ogbeh who later went on tour of other NVRI facilities in company of dignitaries present.

Culled from Plateau News Online

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