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COVID-19: Kano distributes palliatives to 270,000 households – Official

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Nasiru Yusuf

The chairman of Kano State COVID-19 Palliative Distribution Committee Muhammad Yahuza Bello said the committee has shared food items to 270, 000 households.

Kano Focus reports that Mr Bello disclosed this on Wednesday at Government House, Kano while giving update on measures taken in the state to curb the spread of the dreaded disease to the participants of the senior course 43 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji who are in Kano on a study tour.

According to Bello “The Committee received about N900 million support from the State Government, philanthropists and other corporate organisations.”

“We supported 270,000 vulnerable households in 3 rounds of distribution.

“This has helped in minimizing the effects of the pandemic.”

In his address the deputy governor of Kano state Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna attributed the success recorded in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic to measures taken through collaborative effort with various stakeholders.

Mr Gawuna who is also the Chairman of the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19 revealed that Kano Government took holistic approach towards cushioning the effect of the pandemic.

He explained that Kano inaugurated its task force committee on COVID-19 on 13th march this year following the outbreak and upsurge in the number of the cases in the country and globally.

He added that in the fight against the dreaded disease, the State Government established 6 isolation centres,trained over 1,500 personnel on infection prevention and control skills and activated 16 sample collection sites.

“We also strengthened collaboration with implementation partners,utilized ambulances and other vehicles for robust response and creation,engaged faith based leaders and traditional rulers,created awareness and identification of suspected cases “said Gawuna.

In his remarks on behalf of the participants of the course, O.O. Evulobi said they have benefitted from the experience gained during the tour.

He also expressed appreciation to the Kano State Government for the warm reception accorded to them.

The event was attended by the Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Usman Alhaji, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Co – Chair of the state Task Force Committee on COVID-19 Abdurrazaq Garba Habib and Coordinator Technical Response Team for COVID-19 Tijjani Hussaini.

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Photo News: Emir Sanusi visits Sultan of Sokoto

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Aminu Abdullahi

The former Emir of Kano has on Monday paid a courtesy visit to Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll.

Kano Focus reports that the pictures of the visit were published on a Facebook page linked to former Emir named ‘Sanusi ll Dynasty’.

Though the reason of the visit was not stated, but the former Emir has paid similar visit to Lamido of Adamawa in his capacity as leader of Tijjaniyya sect in Nigeria.

Emir Muhammad Sanusi ll

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Kano to revive bilateral relationship with Pakistan

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Aminu Abdullahi

Kano State Government has expressed commitment to revive the long existing relationship with Pakistan.

KANO FOCUS reports that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje gave the assurance on monday while receiving the Pakistani High Commissioner to Nigeria Muhammad Tayyab Azam at the Government House.

Ganduje represented by his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said Kano endowed with lots of potentials is open for people to come and invest, particularly those from Pakistan.

“We are happy for showing commitment towards reviving the long relationship between us. I can remember the partnership we have in the engagement of Pakistani teachers in our schools which has yielded a lot today.”

“Even in the area of agricultural mechanization we have partnered with Pakistan especially in the supply of tractors to our farmers,therefore I feel if we continue to explore agriculture it will be beneficial to both Kano and Pakistan”.

The Governor also commended Pakistan for showing interest in reviving the bilateral relationship with Kano State.

In his remarks the Pakistani High Commissioner Muhammad Tayyab Azam described the visit to Kano as historic and important being the first state he visited since assuming office.

“I know the importance of Kano as hub of business in Nigeria, after Lagos Kano is next where there is business opportunity”.

“There was a time in Kano when most schools   have many Pakistani teachers..my aim is to bring back that relationship”.

He however pointed out that Kano and Pakistan have similarities in both values and culture therefore it is important to deepen the relationship so as to sustain the partnership in  the areas of health and agriculture as that will create opportunities for our people towards boosting the economy.

The High Commissioner was accompanied during the visit by Pakistani Consul General in Kano Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasai.

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ACF revives Kano chapter

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The Arewa Consultative Forum ( ACF) has resuscitated it Kano State chapter and nominated a 14- member Interim Executive Committee to run its affairs for the next six months.

Kano Focus reports that the Forum has mandated the new leadership to organise a general congress that may elect a new council.

A statement issued on Monday by the publicity secretary of the Forum Bello Sani Galadanchi reported that at the inaugural ceremony presided by a member of ACF Board of Trustees, Halliru Akilu, the non- partisan voluntary organization also nominated delegates to its National Executive Committee ( NEC) engagements.

Akilu, a retired Brigadier- General, tasked the new leadership to work in unity, and restore all ACF organs and activities for the betterment of our society.

He stressed that the ACF which is apolitical, believes in the unity of the country, but aspires to see the glory of the north restored, and the economic fortunes of the region tapped for the greater benefit of our people and the nation as a whole.

In his acceptance speech, the new Chairman of the ACF Interim Committee, NaShehu Hassan Abubakar thanked the congregation for finding him worthy of the enormous responsibility.

Abubakar, a retired Air Vice Marshall (AVM) assured the ACF National body and people of Kano State of his determination to steer the ship creditably, selflessly and in strict compliance with ACF desire to improve the lot of our people, as well as agitate for their rights.

Other committee members nominated at the ceremony include Aishatu Yakubu Maijama’a (Deputy Chairperson); Shehu Aliyu (Vice- Chairman); Muhammad Mustapha Yahaya (Secretary); Sani Bala Tela (Assistant Secretary); Rabia Hussein Adamu (Treasurer); and Mairo Bello (Assistant Treasurer).

Others   are Mahadi Sadiq Abubakar, (Financial Secretary);  Hafsat Namadi Bebeji (Assistant Financial Secretary); Bello Sani Galadanchi (Publicity Secretary); Tanimu Ibrahim Getso (Assistant  Publicity Secretary); Kabir Mukhtar (Legal Adviser); Muhammad Kabir Haruna (Assistant Legal Adviser); and Azimi Namadi Bebeji (Auditor).

The inaugural ceremony attracted Youth and Women wings of the ACF whose members were nominated into both the executive committee and the NEC.

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) is apolitical and socio-cultural association of leaders in Northern Nigeria formed in 2000 to protect Northern interest in the political scene.

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