COVID-19: Kano described as North’s Centre For Manpower Training
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
Satisfied with the state government’s firm commitment in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, the team lead of the Ministerial Task Force, Dr Sani Gwarzo described Kano State as the center for the north’s manpower training.
Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo made the observation on Saturday during a media briefing by the State Task Force held at Africa House, Government House, Kano, a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Malam Abba Anwar, said on Saturday.
According to him, the training the state government offers to health workers, among others, go a long way in providing manpower to other Northern states.
Dr Gwarzo said: “Let us express further gratitude to the governor, the State Task Force and our frontline health workers over the achievements so far recorded in Kano state. While the state is becoming the Centre of Training for other Northern states.
“Trainings of health workers and others, who are trained in the state at stages and batches go a long way in providing manpower to other Northern states. We are happy to see that many Northern states are copying from Kano state.”
“Your Excellency, your personal leadership and your participation in leading the response is a morale booster. Not only to us, but to the overall response to the COVID-19. We are therefore congratulating Kano over the number of responses we are getting,” he encouraged.
Commenting on the responses seen in the media, for both mainstream, the team lead said that the move is a morale booster because more people are now accepting the reality of the disease.
In his response, Governor Abdulllahi Umar Ganduje commended the Ministerial Technical Team for the harmonious working relationship with and the state response team.
Ganduje said: “Not only because of the harmonious working relationship, but because of making Kano the centre of training against COVID-19 for the Northern states.”
Present at the briefing were the deputy governor, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, who is also doubles as the Chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19, Co-Chair, Prof. Abdurrazak Garba Habibu, and the Envoy of the Minister of Health on COVID-19 to Kano, Prof. Abdussalam Nasidi, among others.