Home / Kebbi / Gates Foundation funds 3 research projects in Kebbi varsity

Gates Foundation funds 3 research projects in Kebbi varsity

Bill and Melinda Gates

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.

READ: UN partners with Microsoft on Human Rights

”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.


About admin

Check Also

Kebbi: 78000 rice farmers benefit from CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme – RIFAN

0 At least 78,000 rice farmers in Kebbi State have benefitted from the CBN’s Anchor …

We are importing poison, not rice, Kebbi gov warns

The chairman, Presidential Taskforce on Rice and Wheat Production, Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, …

A tale of Kebbi rice farmers-turned millionaires

Given the rich harvest recorded by rice farmers in Kebbi State between last year and …

Paddies of promise

New financing mechanisms are helping to increase rice production in Nigeria. The country has a …

Please support the site
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better