Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria has the resources to be great.
He said this, yesterday, while commissioning the Nasarawa State Infectious Disease and Research Centre (NASIDRC) in Lafia.
He said: “Nigeria has all it takes to be the best in the world; we have the talents, men and women, vision and the resources it takes to be great.
“Governor Abdullahi Sule has shown leadership qualities by continuing the work initiated by his predecessor, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, behind Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia.
“Nasarawa State is not by any means the wealthiest state in the country. In fact, if you look at what Nasarawa State earns and what is allocated to it, it certainly doesn’t come anywhere near the top one third. I call for the policy to be sustained.”
Earlier in his speech at the occasion, Governor Abdullahi Sule said, “The centre will serve as research hub, crucible for innovations and operational research that will provoke policy initiation. It will conduct clinical trials for vaccines, drugs and other products, in compliance with ethical standards, as well as support trainings in public health and researches at all levels.
“It will also provide scientific guidance for the local production of vaccines, diagnostic kits and other related health products. I am happy to state that the centre is one of the best diagnostic centres in the country.”