In line with governments effort to promote and encourage local production of goods, the Federal College of Education, FCE, Okene through its Chemistry department has produced some chemical products ready for the Nigerian market.
The Registrar of the college, Mr Ovansa Peter stated this while presenting some hand sanitizers to the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo in Lokoja.
Mr Peter explained that the chemical products include fumigants, hand sanitizers, anti snake, liquid soap and herbicides.
He said that they were in the ministry for the products endorsement as the hand sanitizers was produced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Head of Chemistry Department in the college, Hajia Fatima Musa, said the products were produced to meet world standard as they were certified by National Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.
In a remark, the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, expressed delight with the initiative saying there was need for institutions in the country to begin to rethink along the lines of research and local production of some products not only in the health sector but other sectors of the nations economy.
He re-emphasised that the state government does not have any grievances with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, but was only emphasising that there was no need to shut down the economy because of the pandemic as there were ways of managing it.
Mr Fanwo said the healthcare remained a priority in the agenda of present administration hence would continue to enlighten its citizens on the need for them to observe NCDC protocol on the prevention of the covid-19.
While urging other higher institutions to emulate FCE, Okene for their creativity and capacity displayed, the commissioner said the state government would collaborate with the college to mass produce the products.