PROFESSOR Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, Vice Chancellor of the university of Ilorin, said on Sunday in Abuja that the institution would provide community service on viral diseases soon to establish a virology complex.

He added that one of the cardinal focus of the Center will be to conduct researches on Ebola Virus (EBOV) and how to contain its spread.

The Senate of the institution set up a committee on Ebola recently in recognition of the university’s responsibility in conducting researches and offering community development services and to empower them within that complex to have a befitting laboratory and enough consumables to carryout research.

He said that members of the Ebola committee set up by the university were drawn from the College of Medicine and Agriculture. and also to devote some amount of money in the training of more virologists because there is a shortage of virologists all over the country.

University of Ilorin will surely contribute to make sure that we have a centre that could be relied upon by the government with adequate treatment because apart from Ebola, we have Lassa fever, we have HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis C are there, so we are very concerned about that aspect of our responsibility ‘he said.

In terms of community service, Ambali said that the university now publish regularly on its website and on its weekly bulletin information on Ebola to educate readers.

“Very soon, there will be community awareness within Ilorin and its environs to sensitise and educate the people on how they can fight Ebola,” he said.

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