Plans are already on by the University of Ilorin (UnIlorin) and Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa, to jointly establish a world-class research centre to research into herbs for the good of mankind. This was the outcome of the meeting between the two institutions.
The meeting chaired by the deputy vice chancellor (Academics) Prof. K. L. Ayorinde, was convened by the university to discuss ways to put life to the MoU signed earlier by the two institutions. It may be recalled that the recently concluded first international conference hosted by UnIlorin was also made possible by the MoU between the two institutions.
The research centre, among other things, would seek to discover the medicinal value of herbs hitherto not known or researched. According to Prof. Ayorinde, the research would focus on contributing substantially to the health and wellbeing of people. He said the universities would seek partnership with the private sector to ensure that products of the research centre are made available to the common man on the street.