Kano scientists set to produce hand sanitisers – Daily Trust

Kano scientists set to produce hand sanitisers

4/6/2020 10:12:00 AM

Kano scientists set to produce hand sanitisers

The challenges posed by the global pestilence of COVID-19 currently ravaging developed and developing nations alike have compelled Nigerian scientists at Bayero University Kano to move from mere theorising to evolving practical solution to tackle real problems confronting society. In this context, the university’s Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry has mobilised its staff to …

BUK hand sanitiserThe challenges posed by the global pestilence of COVID-19 currently ravaging developed and developing nations alike have compelled Nigerian scientists at Bayero University Kano to move from mere theorising to evolving practical solution to tackle real problems confronting society.

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In this context, the university’s Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry has mobilised its staff to produce alcohol-based hand sanitisers in response to the rising demand for the product in the markets across the state.Daily Trust investigation revealed that prior to COVID-19 outbreak, a 500ml bottle of hand sanitiser costs between N600-N800, but since the index case was reported in Lagos late February, and the subsequent increase in the number of confirmed cases, residents of the commercial city started adopting preventive measures including the use of hand sanitisers to wade off the deadly virus.

This informed the decision of the department to mobilise resources and potentials to save the populace, the Head Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry of the university, Dr. Ibrahim Tajo Siraj has said.ADVERTISEMENTHOW OVER 5000 NIGERIA MEN HAVE PERMANENTLY OVERCOME TERRIBLE BEDROOM PERFORMANCE DUE TO THIS RECENT DISCOVERY BY MEDICAL CONSULTANTS

Speaking to Daily Trust, he said the initiative was meant to augment and complement the effort of the government in curbing and containing the spread of the disease across the country.He revealed that the department has been inspired to go back to the laboratory to ease the suffering of the masses through the production of hand sanitisers saying, “The hand sanitisers, which are at the experimental stage are targeted at users within the university community until it gains official approval and registration from National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for mass production for the consumption of Kano State at the initial stage.”

On the issue of funding of the research effort, he said, “At present not much resource was needed. The Department has not earmarked any fund for the production. We only use our meager resources. Only a few samples were produced in preparation for mass production which we hope will be distributed free.”

“We are working to get it registered and we will be free for government support. We intend to do this as community service. As such, we will welcome interest from the government for mass production to distribute to the larger community”.Dr. Siraj noted that the Department has all it takes to produce sanitisers of international standard in line with specifications of the World Health Organization (WHO). “We have the technical experts; we have standard laboratories for the formulation, and we have the commitment to do it,” he said.

Explaining further, Professor Abdulrahman Abdul Audu, who was also at the laboratory helping other researchers said the university’s branded hand sanitisers would be very effective as they will strictly abide by the WHO standards.“According to WHO, the required formulations for hand sanitisers include ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, as well as glycerol and water. We shall strictly adhere to these formulations,” he said.

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In a similar development, Daily Trust learned that the university has also commissioned a team of engineers to fabricate respiratory ventilators to address the acute shortage of equipment in the hospitals and other emergency treatment facilities across the state.

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NCDCgov Nice NCDCgov Is it this same sanitizer that we are producing like pure water in Lagos NCDCgov Is this news? What are they waiting for? Maybe their hand sanitisers will come to the market after the pandemic. NCDCgov Kano scientists making sanitizers? In Uyo its University of Uyo pharmacy students that are making it. Please tell those 'scientists' that their mates abroad are searching for cure for the virus.

NCDCgov I think ' 'yan kasuwan' Kano would have been more appropriate. NCDCgov 'Kano scientists' so funny, as if say dey r inventing one special thing, hand sanitizer that ordinary market women r producing effortlessly, na wetin this people dey carry for head like this... Na wa ooo NCDCgov They will just produce something that will keep our hands sanitized for days. I trust my Arewa niggas🙌🏽🙄

NCDCgov A big mtssw NCDCgov What are they still waiting for.... NCDCgov Wow so funny They should be ashamed NCDCgov 😂😂😂 NCDCgov This one na news? Watin everybody don dey produce for Ojota na him scientists still dey do research? NCDCgov Just like Isaac Newton NCDCgov Hurray!!!!! NCDCgov Lol NCDCgov And that is a news?

NCDCgov Good. But make dem try produce the drugs/injections and start working on the Vassine if they can, Biko 🙄 NCDCgov I don comment for almost all the newspaper to do a broadcast that i need money in this lockdown.. We are starving.. Does mean that you guys don't broadcast news again.. Please i need any amount from any one even if its 1k 0873024049 Eco bank Muotolum Moses

NCDCgov Nice work NCDCgov What is the science in production of Sanitizers again... lol Nigeria we hail thee. Our sovereign mother land NCDCgov Oya we don talk am again. Make una come mock us 😎 5G hand sanitizers Ogogoro + Aloe vera gel + fragrance. And you are good to go. 😂😂😂😂😂 I'm done laughing please next😒😒😒

Na now dey break!!!🤣 Don’t start another disease with ur own please let the whole thing stop first 😞😞😞 So what is big deal their Dis niggas are🤡🤡🤡 Breaking news. Sanitizer that many pple have been producing at home and selling. Not even scientists. Wow!!! What a Land mark achievement by Kano based scientists. Oya clap for yourself👏👏👏 ndi ara😎

WTF is this. Sanitizer that i produced myself in my palour. Abeg let us hear word. Bolajuade aiki aiki 🤣🤣🤣. Why is this news? Lol 'Kano scientists'? This is unfortunate, hand sanitizer can be manufacture by anyone but it has to be the 21st century achievement of Kano scientists. What a news? Last last I don dey envy these kanawa fah... Nice stride guys 👏👏👏

Can someone tell something about this Daily Trust?😏😏😏😏 Scientists? Hand Sanitisers we produced ourselves home. Who did this to Kano people cum scientists? That sanitizer must be so special and different from the ones we have been using so far. 😂 I thought the shoe polisher said they're producing ventilators

Aba guys have left production of Sanitizer to market women. Guys are not producing, protective kids, face masks and ventilators. Something Iya Risikat has been producing since 1869 Covid 19 right now What do u do when your country keeps discovering new ways to disgrace u internationally?😱😭 Hurray 👌what an amazing Scientific Breakthrough, Big Kudos💪 to KanoState Scientists,wow~

Laughable Scientists! Sanitizer in one sentence in 21st century! Woaw Sanitizer that we make on my office. You people are not okay o Okay. Hand Sanitizer? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Scientists kwa? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Omg what excellence 🙄 yeye mtcheew Funny if ds is an achievement As in they set? Hand Sanitizers that I'll make without breaking a sweat. I just don't understand how this happens to be news. They even called them 'scientists'. What will you call those that produce ventilators ? Lugard wherever you are, it will never be well with you.

Lol. People produce this for fun in ojota I don't understand o. Is this innovative ? I make hand sanitizers . Let them come and give me 30k I'll make 1000bottles . FG why are you people like this na. Am really crying 😭😭😭 This is sad Ur mate are working on producing vaccines nd u r talking abt sanitizer?

This product doesn't require that much science.... come on! What’s “Kano scientist” bikonu Congratulations to Kano scientist. Record breakers It’s not rocket science 🤦🏾‍♂️ Na wa o Unimaid pharmacist and pharmacy students are producing hand sanitizers too Nothing wey Westlife no go see for Empty street.. Smh

🤣🤣🤣🤣😅😁 U should be ashamed of this post Revolutionary. Wow! What an invention this will be. I'm very tired of Nigeria government, Shame on you people Lmaooo So you think you are fair to those Scientists from Kano?😏😕 Very very laughable I understand y'all don't do alcohol so this might seem like science 😂😂😂

Lol Good. We should not depend on China for everything. Little drops of water make the mighty ocean. 😄😄 everyone can do this naw.. let the Kano scientists come up with ventilators Scientists? This one na discovery too? This is a shame of the world. Did they discover it? 😂😂😂😂😂😂 Hand sanitizer that Ilasa women are producing in large quantities

How is this news Scientists indeed. I hope it will be soon. I don't understand this tweet. What a ground breaking development. These guy are waste of schools, lab and coats Scientists? Haba! When my grandma can make it at home? With all their degree and boasting is now that they want to produce sanitizer. 😭 I know they will still call oyibo to come and teach them

Is good More like sarcasm? Because that can’t be a news in 2020. Something you can make via YouTube? Hahahaha... Disgrace to science Scientist? Sanitiser? Kano?...... The end has come! Daga baya Kenan. Lol COVIDIOTS Scientists of the year award 🥇 should be giving to them.ndi ara Hand sanitizer wey everybody sabi do.make una no worry I just get some months to spend for this country.hisssssss

Am not gona use this shit Hand sanitizers that my Igbo brothers are making for everybody in Ojota. Nonsense! Rice, now sanitizers. Kano is the saviour of Nigeria. Set to ? After how many weeks something you could learn on youtube Primary 5 project homework 🙄 Is that what they spent years studying in the university. To produce hand sanitizer that a mechanic anywhere can produce. Those researching for the cure for coronavirus abroad. Do they have different science attached to them?

While scientists in serious countries are devising means to produce vaccines & antiviral drugs to combat Covid-19, we are here celebrating our failed system. A non-scientist with some training should be able produce hand sanitizer, soap, cream, etc. We don't need scientists to produce hand sanitizers. What would secondary school students produce?

We have scientists in kano? 😳 Scientists for sanitizer 🤔🤔 Why no read the content of the headline before y’all jump into conclusions Have said it and i will continue saying it Nigeria leaders who curse you guys. Hand sanitisees This is a fantastic breakthrough! 🤡🤡🤡 Leave the haters here saying nonsense. 😩😩😩

Eewoh,...guess they just got the empirical formula after many billions spent by their leaders. Just come to ojota chemical... You'll do it in less than 1hr Fear NORTH! Home economists you mean With fura Sanitizer that people are making under staircase and on the road. Kano Scientists find it as their focus...damn!!!

Awon Afori 😈 Is this really news? 🤦🏽‍♂️ You people don't get: this scientists are planning to produce each isopropyl in kano. All you producers here but ready made chemical. 7 gbosas to the elite Nigerian scientist from Kano. deserves accolades for the 'scientist' register used in the report Mitchew

Kano Scientists for hand sanitisers? Stone age scientists! lolz, how this get news headline beat my imagination . Do we expect the Kano scientist not to produce sanitizer? When did Kano have scientist Lawal Babatunde Ayodeji I am a stundent of osun state polytechnic HND2.i study Microbiology and i am from os un state. 3116706848,First Bank sir thanks and God bless you sir

😭😭 they even said 'scientists' 💔💔. Waste of research money, now government will later come and tell us that they spend millions or billions of Naira on this project. Mtsww Scientist ko, something that they are producing like pure water here Hand sanitizers ? 😠 while their counterparts across the globe 🌎 re busy making research on hw to produce vaccines n drugs that wil combat covid 19. This is a sad 😞 story

😀😀 This better be 5G sanitiser. Ordinary sanitiser that a 1st year Chemistry/Biochemistry undergraduate will formulate is what you people over there are using to make mouth. Nigeria has become a joke of sort. Hand sanitizers has become an invention. Sanitizer that Iya Taiwo is already doing since 1979? Scientist indeed!

Something I can do Pls can someone help me Remove the scientist in the news,typo error.🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️forgive my people or rather na d reporter twist am🤐🤐🤐🥴🤔 Wait what?... Scientist sanitizer? Wey I fit do am myself as my dull reach When all their mates are busy researching a cure for coronavirus......what a pity

why is it that when the north does anything it becomes news, no matter how normal it is. People produce this in their houses for crying out loud. 'Kano scientists ' WTF is this? This is 2020 for heaven sake. Scientists....... Hand sanitizer......... The fu*k!!! Scientists ke? Sanitizer? Ahh... God why!

Wehdon..after Corona don almost finish.Una try well.well. Come na BUK I dey see? La-il-la so this is what scientist do in the year of the Lord 2020 in Ganduje's fiefdom 😂 Next news! Headlines: Federal Govt to set commission for Hand Sanitiser research in Kano. ‘Kano hand sanitizers Commission to receive N10 billion research funding’ - CBN Next level please, any further news for make-up headlines?

So this one is now news shioooor Akaa_Chukwudi This is not news worthy nah, sanitizers are being made in some household already. Mtcheew Lol Scientists or science students My 10 year old produces sanitizers 🙄 You people are obviously mad to put this out as news. How's production of sanitized that are readily made in homes be publicized like this. And then using the word 'scientists' shows how daft the writer is. Gush! Our journalism is begging for help.

Can you imagine? Well Igbo scientists set to produce more monies Everything about Nigeria is just a comedy Kai😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 This kano scientist, I think it will be better for him to help us research the linkage between 5G and COVID 19 instead. Lol🤣🤣 Good move 🤣🤣🤣🤣 yeye dey smell BREAKING NEWS: Akwa ibom scientist want to priduce Dogs.

'Scientists'?... but i just saw a simple DIY clip on T.V the other day on how to make hand-sanitizers using methylated spirit. Dear 'scientists' pls concentrate on looking for vaccines 4 this virus as well producing ventilators and leave hand-sanitizers 4 now. Smh. I see what you did here BashirAhmaad will be proud that scientists from him home state are set to produce hand sanitizers. Sanitizer that’s already everywhere. Dumb people...

Hallelujah This is a scientific breakthrough Everyone in Aba is making hand sanitizer in his/her backyard. Hand sanitizer that the scientists in my hotel produced three weeks ago They just disgraced d name 'scientist '!!! SMH 😁😁😁😁 BTW Scientists don't produce, they make discoveries and business entrepreneurs do the production. Kano Scientists should work more on discovering a vaccine or something new and stop embarrassing us.

Wow. What a mjndblowing discovery 😂😂 wetin my cousin dey run for house normally. 🤗 😂🤣🤣🤣😃 Thats why when i Hear a First Class from That University i just laugh because I Know Where They're coming from Wow! What a wonderful invention, I believe they might have gotten the clue from Angel's in their dreams and Hope it would cure the virus too... Awon oni yeye

What is this I'm so ashame of this rubbish! My 8yrs old nephew produced sanitizer and shared it in my estate for free and the estate made her an ambassador and also promised her free education 5weeks ago. Kano scientist wey no say 1st 20 element for chemistry nah dem way do Wetin 🙄 dambroba Shameless people

Even a child can do that. I beg let them find something more challenging to do. Other scientist are trying to develop vaccines, na soup and alcohol una wan try mix😞😞😞 Come to Ojota and see massive production of sanitizer. Scientists ke 🤣🤣🤣 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Tell those Kano scientists that they should produce ventilators or maybe cure for COVID-19. Hand sanitiser kee u there

🙆🏽‍♀️ Which kind 'scientists' are these 'Hand sanitizer' kè? When YouTube will teach ordinary layman how to produce it🙆🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ And you accepted this as your headline? Is this suppose to be an achievement or what? I weep for this country. Y'all be disgracing us in this Nigeria without recourse.

Lol Masha Allah They r too late Are they just waking up? 🤣🤣 My 14yr old niece made and distributed hand sanitizers for her teens group in Church. Hahahaha. Later govt will say 2b grant will be given to them. Awon maruwa ati shoe maker burukuuu You don't have to be a scientist to produce hand sanitizers RMK_2023 Everyone in oshodi under bridge na scientists too because they can produce hand sanitizer

Kano? Eyah! Funny, every household can produce hand sanitizer Hand sanitisers? Scientists? Dear this is your new low? What is in a sanitizer.. kaikai.alchohol, alovera gel and general oil Is that rocket science? Sanitizers ke you're becoming an embracement to journalism, what sort of News is this? Trying to paint Kano black? Sanitizers that is bn produced by every households that knows how to do it?

That's commendable but scientists. Even my brothers and many of his friends coupled with unilorin entrepreneurship program developed 85000 hand sanitizers in 1.5 weeks.. Best of luck to kano scientists Do we have scientists in kano? Or maybe what we have are science graduates? They are 'making' ventilators in Bayero uni too. That's good! Finally, our northerner brothers are beginning to step up.

I shame for both who think this is an achievement and the newspaper Wen publish am.......waiting we do for our house since day one of lockdown 😂 😂 😂 Na only them go use their sanitizer. We don't need it over here. Small time now you go hear say FG support their finding with 50M.. I swear down this country na scam!

Lol ,hand sanitizer, I can bet u they won't still do it well Lol Mad oooo But I thought BUK is currently fabricating ventilators according to Bashir. Oh wow, Scientist Scientist😂😂😂😂😂 Northern scientists' FEAT, Southern artisans' PASTIME: A tale MEDIOCRITY set against ADVANCEMENT! Nigeria(as presently configured!) is indeed an ABERRATION!

They are still setting ? Scientist dey Kano ni? See the level of our worth that it takes kano scientists to develop hand sanitizer Great effort hardworking scientists now make a goal in finding a cure to the COVID-19 virus and leave breast milk for babies. Until then you are not doing well. Good one for the state. I do hope it will be affordable to the Masses oooo

Omg, hand sanitizer that anyone can make, they even said 'kano scientists' 😂 i would have been suprise if they are making the sanitiser container Scientists producing sanitizers something Igbo boys are doing with no education and this made the news. Oh my, our education system is worse than I thought.

Scientists? 😅😅😅 Great job👏👏👏 I said it, they are now catching cruise with hand sanitizer. 😂 Hand sanitizer that everyone can produce. We are waiting for the ventilators o. Ndi uchu This is a shame those Kano scientists should be talking about producing vaccines for covid 19 Good one....nagode Do you really know what scientists is?

Please o ! Producing hand sanitizers doesn't make you a scientist. Please don't insult us. But BashirAhmaad said ventilators naaaaw and not sanitizer. What chemical sister had done Add birth control pills too😀 Santa tie😆😂😆 'set to produce'? They haven't finished production since? Hehehe.funny country. And they are still using “to produce”. U guys should already be rolling them out

ABI the sanitizer day cure Corona? Hand wetin? Something wey madam dey do for kitchen. I guess she's a 'scientist' now. 😂😂😂😂😂 this country is just a joke . Make those scientists join the world doctors find cure for this corona them Dey make hand sanitizer 😂😂.Tomorrow then go say government don move 10billi for hand sanitizer

Only scientists in Kano will pride themselves in producing sanitizers Lol...... I knew he was lying. Hand sanitizer that local markets in Onitsha produced en mass. Onitsha market is flooding with Sanitizer. Now Bayero University is just producing one. Wazzaldis nau. is the suppose to be news? Do you have to bring outfit so low.....

So this is what they have reduced people that did science courses in Nigeria to....Scientists. . Something my mum that didn't go to school have done since. Please add ventilators Wow at lease bayero University makes me proud for once 😂😂😂 Buk u're doing well 😂 Make that kulikuli flavoured After that they will make cotton wool

Meanwhile the real scientists in other parts of the world are hard at work trying to get a vaccine, cure or both for COVID19 These people don't rate us anymore. AFRICAN'S: LET'S JOIN HANDS TOGETHER TO FIGHT COVID-19 AFRICAN'S STOP IMPORTING KIT'S FROM CHINA TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS. THE KIT'S HAS BEEN POISONED TO SPREAD THE DISEASE ACROSS AFRICA, SAY NO TO COVID19 Pls__RETWEET CoronavirusPandemic MBuhari renoomokri

This is laughable. We need covid-19 drugs not sanitizer. 'Set to produce'? Hand sanitizer do become scientific technological gadget abi another thing dey wia we need to know about? Since morning. Nawa for Kano scientists Haha.. scientist indeed.. Wow, we are already producing sanitizers in my house. Nothing more serious for them to produce? Like cure for Covid 19? 🤔

Abi hand sanitizer na Rocket science wey scientist gats produce😒 But chinses is bringinning it to them naa. Is this NEWS They should change it from scientist to chemist 5x years in academics only to produce sanitizer We've suffered walahi At what time please... don’t tell me they are just waking up to their duties or probably there’s a hidden agenda to that...and we all know that Kwaruption

Is production of hand sanitizers suppose to be an achievement for Nigerian scientists when others abroad are making efforts at coming out with a vaccine? Pls stop posting unwholesome news just for the sake of it This one na scientist? Its every where now? Where is the breakthrough? Hand sanitizer? It is been

Hand sanitizers, something tht any illiterate can make. O ga o. Is dis a news.... Mtcheeew.... Wat is dere, to do produce hand sanitizer..... Omgness! The hand sanitizer that my people will produce in less than 2hours in Ojota is what they are calling scientists to produce in Kano. A ma wa se nkan ooo Nice idea

Do quick before the market will disappear Good job Great idea i hope we patronize him

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