Unilorin professor conceives anti-cancer, anti-TB drugs, seeks commercialization

University of Ilorin

Professor Joshua Obaleye of the Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin has publicized the discovery of anti-malaria, anti-cancer and anti-tuberculosis drugs by a team led by him.

He said the drugs can be mass-produced to save lives.

Obaleye told newsmen in Ilorin that the team had tested numerous world-class metal compounds from his laboratory for the treatment of various diseases.

According to him, studies show that when a metal is attached with a pharmaceutical, it increases the efficacy of the drug.

But the don, who is also the President, America Chemical Society, Nigeria Chapter, and Chairman, Nigeria Chemical Society, Kwara State Chapter, said he lacked funds to commercialize the drugs.

According to the professor, he has also produced anti-inflammatory drugs and vitamins.

He said:“We need to commercialize all these drugs and invite the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control and other regulatory bodies to come over to examine what we have produced to confirm if what we say we have is what we have.

“When they investigate us and find out what we say is authentic, maybe they will be happy to help us”.