The Association of West African Universities (AWAU) has concluded arrangement to establish a research centre to produce internationally accepted herbal medicines.
The association says the development is targeted at catering for the health need of Africans.
The Chairman of AWAU and Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Professor Abdulganiyy Ambali, made the announcement on Monday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital in southwest Nigeria.
He explained that the association was established to promote African brotherhood and ensure that the peculiar needs of the black race were discussed with solutions proffered.
Professor Ambali hinted that six universities in West Africa had been saddled with the responsibility to establish the African Herbal Research Centre.
He said University of Ilorin had been selected for the research with a vice chancellor from South Africa as its director.
The academic explained further that the centre would make research into African herbal resources and come up with internationally accepted herbal drugs for the black race.