The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has called on the management, National Agency for Science Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), to consider a downward review of the prices of their products to ensure wider patronage by individuals and organisations.
The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, made the call while placing orders for the purchase of disinfectant sprayers, recently launched alongside a long chain of various equipment manufactured by the agency to assist the Federal Government in containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Other products include locally produced and designed ventilators to assist patients in breathing, environmental disinfectant safety sprayers like NASENI disinfectant safety tunnel, disinfectant safety tunnel U, the single-cham disinfectant sprayer, keke NASENI disinfectant sprayer, as well as vehicle-mounted disinfectant sprayers which could be mounted on both trucks and Hilux vans.
Prof. Oloyede who commended the Agency for providing the needed support to the nation through relevant innovations further called for more work to be done on the aesthetics of the machines in order to compete favourably with those produced abroad.
According to him, “NASENI Disinfectant Safety Sprayers have come handy even as we look forward to consolidating on our partnership with you and other similar organisations towards deploying more locally-produced equipment.”
The JAMB boss also directed its entire staff at the Board’s Headquarters and Outstations to be sanitized before and after closing on a daily basis during the phased reopening.
While noting that the Board would not want to take chances with the safety of its staff as it complied with the directive on the gradual easing of the lockdown, he disclosed that before the resumption of staff as directed by relevant agencies of government, the Board had decontaminated its Headquarters and outstations.
He added that the procurement of disinfectant sprayers would serve as an extra layer of protection for the staff.
The Executive Vice Chairman, NASENI, Prof. Mohammad Haruna, who expressed his appreciation to the Registrar for his patriotism, especially at a period when many are fixated on foreign products, gave assurances that the equipment would meet all the specifications agreed upon with the Board in terms of aesthetics, added features and durability.