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Yobe to partner York University for 5th biomedical research hub in Africa

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has assured authorities of York University, United Kingdom, of readiness for collaboration to make Yobe State a base…

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has assured authorities of York University, United Kingdom, of readiness for collaboration to make Yobe State a base for the university’s biomedical research centre, making it the fifth in Africa.

The governor gave the assurance on Monday when he visited the university in a statement sent by his Director General, Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed.

He said the state was committed to joint funding opportunities, equipment upgrades and capacity building for students, teachers, doctors and scientists to promote study and research for service delivery in healthcare services.

He also solicited collaboration for research in renal and sickle cell diseases to find the root causes, support patients and possible eradication.

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The governor said his government had awarded a N160 million contract for the construction of a dedicated site for the Biomedical Research and Training Centre at the state university.

He suggested exchange visits between teachers and students of the University of York and Yobe State University to improve their knowledge in research with peculiars in the UK and Nigeria/Africa.

Professor Peter O’Toole, a world-renowned researcher in Biomedical Science, who received Governor Buni and his entourage, conducted him round the research centre and introduced him to the latest state-of-the-art equipment in research.

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