The Centre for Sustainable Development at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (UNIZIK), in collaboration with the United Nations in Nigeria, held a thought-provoking Conclave on Sustainable Development on Thursday, May 9th, 2024. Themed “Resilient Futures, Thriving Communities: Focusing on Well-being through Sustainable Strategies,” the event took place at the ASUU Secretariat Building on the UNIZIK campus.

Her Excellency, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Chairperson of the occasion and Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, highlighted the conclave’s significance as a platform for fostering collaboration and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNIZIK’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu, representing the Vice-Chancellor, emphasized the importance of sustainable development, particularly for industrialized nations, driven by the UN’s ongoing efforts.

The Centre’s Director elaborated on its mission to provide a cross-disciplinary platform for the university to engage with sustainability issues. This includes addressing the growing demand for sustainability education, research, and innovation. The Centre also collaborates with government, businesses, and other stakeholders to maximize the commercial and knowledge-based impact of university-generated sustainability research and knowledge transfer activities.

Several dignitaries delivered remarks, including Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen (represented by Hon. Prof. Paul Nnamchi, Director General of State Security Service Nigeria), Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi (represented by Dr. Peter Afunanya), and Inspector General of Police IGP Kayode Egbetokun (represented by AIG Zone 13, Godwin Aghaulor).

A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Chioma Chetachukwu Ajator explored topical issues related to sustainable development. Panelists included Deputy Managing Director of Zenith Bank PLC, Dame Dr. Adaora Umeoji (represented by Mrs. Nkiru Kingsley Osualor), Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Lady Clem Okorji, Consultant Cardiologist Dr. Nneka Udorah, Anambra State Director of Security Adesina Bolarinwa, and Dr. Kate Ikechi Isa, CEO of The Katchey Group.

Dr. Isa’s presentation, titled “Science Education and Productive Well-being: Ensuring the Basis for Technological Innovation and Sustainability,” emphasized the critical role of science education in Africa’s development. She stressed the need for a digitalized and modernized science curriculum to equip future generations with the skills necessary for technological advancements and problem-solving. Dr. Isa highlighted her efforts to address this gap, with two Lagos State schools currently piloting a digitized science curriculum initiative spearheaded by The Katchey Group.

Dr. Isa also emphasized the importance of Africans investing in research and development to solve unique continental challenges. She invited attendees to visit The Katchey Group’s laboratory in Ikeja, Lagos, to showcase the equipment available for scientific endeavors.

Following her presentation, Dr. Chioma Chetachukwu Ajator inquired about Dr. Isa’s specific contributions to sustainable development. Dr. Isa reiterated her commitment to promoting science education as a foundation for research, innovation, and ultimately, finding solutions like a cure for cancer.

The Conclave culminated in an award ceremony recognizing distinguished personalities who have championed the SDGs. Dr. Kate Ikechi Isa was among the recipients, receiving the Award of Excellence on SDGs Advancement for Science Education, Research and Development.

In his closing remarks, Dr. Tochukwu Oguegbe, Chairman of the Conclave Planning Committee and Deputy Director for Sustainable Development at UNIZIK, expressed gratitude to the dignitaries, panelists, and all those who contributed to the event’s success.

NAIP Commends Katchey Lab on Safety, Essential Services to Nigerians

The Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) has commended the management of Katchey Laboratory Limited for the crucial role the organisation is playing not just for the pharmaceutical industry but the entire country by rendering efficient services to ensure that what Nigerians consume is safe.

The National Chairman of the association, pharm. Ken Onuegbu made the commendation on Thursday when he led some executive members of the association, including a former National Chairman, Pharm. Gbenga Falabi, on a tour of the Katchey laboratory facility.

The association used the tour to present an Excellent Quality Award to the company in recognition of its exceptional service it’s rendering to the pharma industry and the country at large. NAIP Commends Katchey Lab on Safety, Essential Services to Nigerians

Katchey: Your Trusted Partner For Laboratory Consumables, Chemicals, Reagents, & Equipment From Merck, Sigma, Thermofisher & Other Leading Brands

In the world of science, accuracy and precision are the cornerstones of success. For scientists, researchers, and laboratory professionals in Nigeria, finding a trusted and authorized dealer for laboratory equipment, chemicals, and reagents is of utmost importance. Katchey proudly stands as your go-to destination, serving as the reliable local partner for international brands like Merck, Sigma, ThermoFisher, and more.

Through these partnerships, Katchey offers an extensive range of laboratory chemicals, reagents, and equipment sourced from Merck, Sigma, ThermoFisher, and other industry-leading brands. Whether you need chemicals for experiments, reagents for research, or equipment to outfit your lab, Katchey provides a comprehensive solution. Our diverse inventory ensures that you can conveniently find everything you need in one place.

When you choose Katchey as your supplier, you’re not simply making a purchase; you’re investing in the quality and reliability of your laboratory materials. All products are procured directly from manufacturers, ensuring they meet the highest quality control standards. Katchey’s unwavering commitment to quality guarantees that you receive top-tier products for your laboratory work.

Furthermore, the Katchey team comprises proficient professionals with extensive knowledge of laboratory chemicals, reagents, and equipment. They are well-prepared to offer expert guidance, technical support, and personalized recommendations to help you make informed decisions. Whether you have questions about product specifications or require assistance with selection, Katchey’s staff is a valuable resource.

Recognizing the crucial importance of timely deliveries in laboratory work, Katchey has streamlined the ordering and delivery process. They diligently work to ensure that your products reach you promptly. This efficiency is vital for keeping your research projects on track and on schedule.

When you select Katchey as your trusted source for laboratory chemicals, reagents, and equipment from Merck, Sigma, and ThermoFisher, you’re making a sound investment in the success of your scientific work. With a focus on quality, a diverse product range, expert staff, and exceptional customer service, Katchey is your ideal partner in the scientific community. Choose Katchey for your laboratory needs, and ensure your pursuit of scientific excellence is backed by genuine, high-quality products.

Kate Isa: Revolutionising Laboratory Science In Nigeria

“This is too good to be true,” Dr Dora Akunyili, the then Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), said as she held up a simply bound proposal titled “Sanitising the Procurement Processes for NAFDAC Laboratories.”

“It is indeed true. And it is doable! This is not the first time this proposal has been submitted to this agency, but finally, somebody is taking notice,” Mrs Kate Isa, founder of Katchey Company Limited, replied.

“How soon can you show me your resources for supply chain management?”

Katchey Decries Analogue System Of Science Education

Katchey Laboratory Limited has decried the analogue science educational system used in teaching Nigerian students, which underscores the educational gap in the digital era. In line with this, the firm has reiterated its commitment to train students and graduates in science practicals, to help them gain hands-on experience so they are properly equipped for the place of work.