NNMDA Unveils Ultra-Modern Laboratory in Victoria Island, Lagos
Lagos, Nigeria – In a significant development for Nigeria’s scientific and medical research capabilities, the Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) has inaugurated a state-of-the-art laboratory facility in Victoria Island, Lagos. The commissioning ceremony took place on the 20th of February 2023 and was attended by esteemed government officials, including the Honorable Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, and the Honorable of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Iko.
The cutting-edge laboratory is set to revolutionize the field of natural medicine development and research in Nigeria. Equipped with advanced scientific technologies and modern infrastructure, the facility will enable NNMDA scientists to conduct groundbreaking research, develop innovative medicines, and contribute to the country’s healthcare sector.
Dr. Etatuvie S.O, the Director General of NNMDA, expressed his enthusiasm for the new laboratory, stating, “This ultra-modern facility marks a significant milestone in our efforts to advance natural medicine research in Nigeria. With this state-of-the-art laboratory, we will be able to explore the potential of our rich biodiversity and traditional healing practices to develop effective and safe natural remedies.”
The Honorable Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, commended NNMDA’s efforts in promoting indigenous knowledge and research, saying, “The establishment of this laboratory is a testament to our commitment to harnessing Nigeria’s natural resources for the betterment of our people. This facility will provide our scientists with the necessary tools and resources to unlock the potential of traditional medicine and contribute to the development of evidence-based healthcare solutions.”
During the commissioning ceremony, Chief Henry Iko, the Honorable Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, emphasized the importance of collaboration and innovation, stating, “This laboratory represents our dedication to fostering partnerships between academia, research institutions, and the private sector. By working together, we can leverage our collective expertise and accelerate the discovery and development of natural remedies that will benefit the Nigerian population.”
The NNMDA laboratory is expected to attract collaborations with local and international researchers, fostering knowledge exchange and promoting scientific advancements in the field of natural medicine. The facility will also serve as a training center for young scientists and provide opportunities for capacity building in natural medicine research.
With the inauguration of this ultra-modern laboratory, Nigeria is poised to make significant strides in natural medicine research and innovation, contributing to the nation’s overall healthcare development and potentially improving the lives of millions of Nigerians.