He said that the prize was contained in two letters addressed to the vice-rector of FUBK, Prof. Muhammad Zaiyan Umarby the Executive Secretary, Mr. Sonny Echonodated December 19, 2022.

“TETFund NRF Grant was awarded for research entitled “Impact of Schistosomiasis Chemotherapy on Enrolled and Out-of-School Children in Rima Riverside Communities, North West Nigeria”.,” with Prof. Abbas Yusuf Bazata of the Department of Microbiology as Principal Investigator.

“The duration of the investigation, according to the award letter, is 18 months,” he said.

Magaji added that the second NRF prize was awarded to research titled “Application of the Integrated Model Framework for Improving Groundwater Quality Management in the Sokoto Basin, Nigeria: Implications for Human Health,” with Prof. Kabiru Jega-Umar of the Department of Chemistry as Principal Investigator.

“The execution period for this investigation, based on the award letter, is 21 months.

“The Principal Investigators have written letters of acceptance to the fund, pledging their unwavering commitment to effectively lead their respective research teams to the successful completion of the investigations,” Magaji said.

Similarly, the PRO revealed that four other university staff had been selected for a one-year program of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund Alliance for Innovative Research (TETFAIR) to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). ) agricultural, in a highly competitive selection process. .

He said the disclosure was made in an invitation letter in November 2022, addressed to the VC and signed by the Director, Department of Research and Development/Centers of Excellence, Dr. Salihu Bakari on behalf of the Executive Secretary.

The beneficiaries are Prof. Isah Garba (Department of Mathematics), Prof. Abdulaziz Shehu (Department of Economics), Dr. Abubakar Musa – Shinkafi (ICT Center) and Abubakar Muhammad Hashim (Department of Computer Science).

“The team would be invited 3-5 times to the Innov8 hub, Abuja, where they would have access to high-end technology, machinery and expertise for the development of a physical and functional prototype of their ideas.

“The one-year program also includes online content and courses to support the product development process, as well as training and mentoring on the business/business side of the project.

“Team members have already attended the first training camp which took place from December 4 to 14, 2022 in Abuja,Magaji said.

Commenting on the developments, Zaiyan-Umar congratulated the beneficiaries on their successes.

He asked other academic staff to be encouraged and come forward with more initiatives and fundable research proposals that would have an impact on the life of the immediate community and the country at large.

The CV assured that the university will continue to support research, workshops, seminars and other academic activities aimed at stimulating the academic community so that it contributes optimally to the development of society.

TETFAIR is a one-year programme, sponsored by TETFund.

TETFAIR provides a unique opportunity for researchers and academics from Nigerian universities to turn their ideas into market-driven solutions, including prototyping and manufacturing.

Selected teams of researchers and academics with ideas for innovative solutions in focus areas are taken on a journey that combines technology and product development along with business creation.