A Nigerian woman pursuing her PhD in the Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin has been recognized for her invention.
Mrs. Misitura Lawal-Arowona last week emerged third in an International Conclave holding event in Chennai, India.
Lawal-Arowona developed an anti-tuberculosis metal drug that is potentially potent in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB).
Nigeria is among the 14 high burden countries for TB, TB/HIV and multi-drug resistant TB.
The metal attached anti-TB drug developed by the Nigerian student has reportedly improved the efficiency of the anti-TB drugs compared to normal drugs that are consumed globally.
Lawal-Arowona is a lecturer at the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero.
She is undertaking her Doctoral Degree Programme at the University of Ilorin under the supervision of Prof. Joshua Obaleye, a former Dean, Faculty of Science.
Mrs. Lawal-Arowona participated with 21 others in the competition, according to Royal News.
The First Conclave of DBT-TWAS Fellows with the theme: “Achievement of Capacity Building in Developing Nations” was organised by the Department of Biotechnology, India in Chennai, from 8th to 9th August, 2019.