By Emmanuel Elebeke
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA) has unveiled its newly developed Disinfection Tunnel to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unveiling the new technology, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said the development of the Disinfection Tunnel was in line with the Ministry’s drive to develop non-pharmaceutical measures to checkmate the spread of COVID-19.
He called on the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to invest in the production and commercialization of indigenous technology so as to improve the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
According to him, the Disinfection Tunnel will further help in domesticating the technology in Nigeria.
‘‘The development of the Disinfection Tunnel, is in line with the Ministry’s drive to develop non-pharmaceutical measures to checkmate the spread of COVID-19.
“We have been emphasizing the use of non-pharmaceutical measures to really control the spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria”.
In line with the economic diversification and job creation programme of the current administration, Dr Onu further called on investors to commercialize the Disinfection Tunnel and make it available for Nigerian and international markets.