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As part of effort to stem the further spread of coronavirus disease, the Department of Chemical Sciences in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa Edo State, officially released the first batch of GVU alcohol based hand sanitizer solely produced in its laboratories.

At the official presentation of the first batch of the hand sanitizer to the University Management yesterday, the Head, Department of Chemical Sciences, Dr. Moses Onigbinde, said that the production was one of the University’s several contributions towards the fight against Covid 19 pandemic. According to Dr. Onigbinde, the production was in line with the latest specifications of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the production of alcohol based hand sanitizer.

Responding, the Vice- Chancellor, Professor A. Babatude Idowu and the Registrar, Mr. Oluyemi Esan, in their separate remarks appreciated the Department and the College for producing a hand sanitizer that met the specifications of WHO. The Vice Chancellor added that the hand sanitizer would be distributed to communities in Esanland and The Apostolic Church headquarters in Lagos.

It will be recalled that the University had earlier distributed customized facemasks to the host community and Covid 19 campaign materials produced by the University were also distributed across ten states.

PICTURE From L-R: Mr. B. Ishola, Dr. M.  Onigbinde (HoD), Dr. C. Ogebebor, Mr. O. Esan (Registrar), Prof. A. B. Idowu (VC), Prof. M. Ogbe (Dean) Dr. O. Ekwe and Mr. A. Idowu

Also speaking during the presentation, the Dean, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, Professor May F. Ogbe, stated that the hand sanitizer was unique and very effective in dealing with viruses and bacteria.

Explaining the chemical composition of the GVU Hand Sanitizer, the Head of Production Team, Dr. Clara Ogbebor, said that the production adhered to WHO safety guidelines. She added that the product was safe for humans and the environment. Speaking further on the chemical composition of the hand sanitizer, the Quality Control Manger, Mr. B. Ishola, said that the production was an outcome of many weeks of laboratory trials.

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