The Nasarawa State University, Keffi will partner with the National Veterinary Research Institute, NVRI Vom, in research, staff exchange, Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme, Students Internship, Joint Publication, Sabbatical, and Artificial Insemination techniques, amongst other areas of collaboration.
These formed the basis of discussions when the Vice-Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammad, paid a working visit to the Executive Director of the National Veterinary Research Institute, Dr. Maryam Muhammad, on Wednesday, in Vom, Plateau State.
Professor Suleiman used the opportunity of the visit to invite the Executive Director to the forthcoming 6th Annual Research and Exhibition Fair coming up on the 10th November 2021, where she will serve as the Plenary Speaker.
In her welcome address, Dr. Maryam Muhammad thanked the University Management for the invitation and the privilege to be the Plenary Speaker at the Annual Research and Exhibition Fair.
Dr. Maryam stated that in the 97-year history of the Research Institute, it has contributed tremendously to the development of animal husbandry, development of vaccines to tackle tropical diseases for humans and animals, research and development of hybrid stock, and currently it is one of the two Centres in Nigeria that is mandated by the Federal Government that collects COVID 19 samples for investigation.
The NVRI, according to Dr. Maryam, is open to initiatives from tertiary institutions and very willing to collaborate on areas of research that will add value to humanity and general development.
Highlights of the visit were a tour of laboratories in the research institution and the exchange of souvenirs.
The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied on the visit by the DVC Academics and Administration, the Registrar, the Director Research and Publications, the Director Linkages and International Cooperation alongside other Heads of Department.