Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State says the Infectious Diseases Control Centre in Lafia is ready for use.
The governor disclosed on Friday while inspecting the center. He explained that the project was started by the immediate past administration in the state and completed by his administration.
He said, “we have completed the project and the surrounding work, including landscaping, planting of flowers, except the construction of the road leading to the center.”
Sule also said that the center would soon be inaugurated to begin operations.
He noted that the state government was partnering with many organizations, including the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to put the center to use for the benefit of the public.
Sule added that NCDC had promised to establish a molecular laboratory for infectious diseases including coronavirus, Lassa fever, Ebola among others.
The governor also said that the center would serve as a research center. He, therefore, commended all the partners who contributed in one way or the other for the success of the project.