By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has promised to compliment the healthcare system in the northeastern region by building molecular laboratories in the area.

Its Managing-Director, Mohammad Goni Alkali, stated this during a working visit to the headquarters of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja.

He said the commission had already equipped a molecular laboratory in Bauchi and had since commenced operation with several COVID-19 tests conducted successfully.

“The outbreak of the pandemic in the Northeast has prompted the commission to support the five other remaining states by establishing state-of-the-art molecular laboratories in the fight against the pandemic while also identifying other infectious diseases within the north-eastern sub region,” Alkali said.

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