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IHVN Calls for Continuous Support for IRCE Construction

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The Chairman of the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) Building Committee, Mr. Debo Olateju has called the public and partners to continually support the construction of its International Research Center of Excellence (IRCE).

Mr. Olateju, who made the call while reviewing the progress on the construction site, said that the project has received support from main donors, Access Bank and GT Bank and from well-meaning Nigerians. “In view of the significance of the project and the very positive impact this would have on health research and delivery in Nigeria, West Africa sub-region and Africa at large, my call to the public and our partners would be to continue to support the project with generous donations for timely completion.”

imagesHe added that the center, which will build the capacity of scientists and enable them conduct research into diseases that affect the country, will likely have its first phase commissioned by the second half of 2019. “The project has been scheduled for construction in three phases. Phase 1 comprises the construction of the twin towers, first level of the five-story multi-level car park and a substantial part of the external works to provide for services. I can comfortably say that the work on the first phase of this project is 55% completed,” he said.

Mr. Olateju, who is also the IHVN Director of Finance said government support in the provision of infrastructures such as an access road to the site, power, and central sewage system is needed.

It would be recalled that IHVN in collaboration with Access Bank hosted a dinner to raise five billion naira for the Center and began construction of the seven storey building along airport road in 2016.

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