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PZ Cussons signs MoU to upgrade 5 university labs

  PZ Cussons Nigeria PLC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) to upgrade chemistry…

 

PZ Cussons Nigeria PLC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) to upgrade chemistry and chemical engineering laboratories in five federal universities.

The collaboration, the company said, is to support NOTAP in its endeavour to domesticate technology through increased relevance of research of the local institutes to the needs of Nigerian industries especially foreign entities.

“This can only be achieved if the research infrastructure is available,” said NOTAP DG, ‘Dr Dan’Azimi Ibrahim.

The Chief Executive Officer, PZ Cussons Africa, Mr. Dimitris Kostianis, affirmed the compaines commitment to supply cutting-edge equipment to the five institutes based on their critical needs and assured them of patronage in their research output.

The vice chancellors of the benefitting universities affirmed that the equipment will help a great deal in raising their research capability to be at par with international research centres.

It will also enable them to further meet and surpass accreditation standards of the National Universities Commission (NUC).

They assured that the intellectual assets are available in their institutions.

The benefitting universities, spread across the five geo-political zones of the country, include Federal University of Technology, Akure, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, University of Jos, University of Port Harcourt and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

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