Indorama-Nigeria, owner of Indorama Eleme petrochemicals and Indorama fertilizer in Rivers State says that its Molecular laboratory accredited by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will help to fight the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Rivers State and Nigeria in general.
The company’s laboratory was among the five new Molecular Laboratories accredited by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control , NCDC, making a total of 58 of such laboratories in 30 states of the country.
According to the Head, Corporate of the company, Dr Jossy Nkwocha in a statement said, the Indorama Molecular laboratory with state-of-the art medical equipment would ensure that over 7,000 workforce that enters the Company complex are safe through regular testing and treatment for anyone found positive for the virus.
He added: “The laboratory will therefore add strategic value to the sustenance of the company’s production of fertilizers for Nigerian farmers and the production of petrochemical products for various industries”.
“Indorama fertiliser has remained very strategic in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, and ensuring food security across the country”.
The statement said, Managing Director of Indorama-Nigeria Mr Manish Mundra has expressed appreciation to the Rivers State Ministry of Health and the NCDC for their guidance in actualising the setting up of the molecular laboratory.