The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has expended one million dollars on three research projects at the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero.
The Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Bello Malami, disclosed this on Tuesday in Aliero, when he inaugurated a Bio-technology Laboratory and Screen House built by the Foundation.
Malami said that the Foundation had immensely assisted the university in its research projects and staff capacity building which had improved the teaching and learning environment.
”Our staff wrote proposals which were accepted by the Foundation; this university has three projects sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to enhance learning,” he said.
Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed , the team leader of West Africa Virus Epidemiology(WAVE), in his remarks, said that one project focused on building capacity for the control of cassava virus.
“Aside the control of cassava virus in northern Nigeria, another research focused on the control of Yambedna virus, with another centred on controlling viruses in some root and tuber crops,” he said.