The Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions, Rep. Tanko Sununu, has commended the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) on its infrastructure improvement and ground breaking researches in the health sector.
Sununu commended NIMR during an oversight visit of the committee to the institution in Lagos.
Sununu also said that the house would continue to promote policies that would support the usage of homegrown products.
He urged the management of NIMR to collaborate with government and non-governmental organisations to attract investment to further enhance the institution’s research capacity.
Also speaking, the Director-General of NIMR, Prof. Babatunde Salako, said that the institute was able to make significant improvement through improved capital.
Salako urged the government to promote policies that encouraged the use of homegrown solutions to combat diseases.