Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has mandated the Gregory University, Uturu (GUU) to produce 30,000 bottles of hand sanitizers for the state.
This was the outcome of the government’s special education summit which was in partnership with the university in the war against Covid-19 in the state.
Disclosing this to journalists, the Vice Chancellor of GUU, Prof Augustine Uwakwe stated that the development is in furtherance of the mutually beneficial partnership between Abia State government and the institution.
According to him, “the public private partnership initiated by the GUU, through the Chancellor, Prof Gregory Ibe is designed to work out a synergy between the institution that has facilities for practical learning in making some products for the state rather than relying on importing goods which the university has ample capacity to produce.
“Relying on this relationship we have donated COVID-19 test kits, digital infrared thermometers, ambulances, hand sanitizers, decontamination services and bags of rice to aid the government’s war against COVID-19. It is therefore in recognition of the potency of the hand sanitizers we produced and donated to the government that we were subsequently commissioned to produce 30,000 bottles of our comprehensive hand sanitizers”.
Prof. Uwakwe also revealed that the university decontamination team has been recruited to assist in fumigating some public schools in readiness for resumption of academic activities.
At the time of filling this report substantial quantity of the required 30,000 bottles of the GUU Comprehensive Hand Sanitizers had been produced and made ready for delivery to the state Inter Ministerial Committee on COVID-19.