Kwara State University, Ilorin, has secured a N12.5 million naira research grant from the prestigious Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to conduct a groundbreaking study on the “Influence of Cultural and Demographic Attributes on the Spread and Containment of Coronavirus Pandemic in Nigeria.” Led by Dr Olayinka Yusuf, the research team will delve into the unique cultural and demographic factors that impact the transmission and control of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
The exciting news was announced by Prof. Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, who recently received a letter from Mr Sonny Echono, the Executive Secretary of TETFund, confirming the award.
The grant is part of the highly competitive 2021 National Research Fund intervention, which underscores the significance of the research and its potential impact on combating the ongoing pandemic.
This groundbreaking study is expected to generate valuable insights into how cultural and demographic attributes shape the spread and containment of COVID-19 in Nigeria. The findings could potentially inform evidence-based strategies for controlling the pandemic in the country, contributing to national and global efforts to mitigate its impact.