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Danbatta tasks Nigerians on reading culture for better knowledge

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Nasiru Yusuf

Umar Danbatta, executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has urged Nigerians to imbibe reading culture for a better knowledge and information.

KANO FOCUS reports that Mr Danbatta, a professor, said this at the 2021 Library/Museum Day on Thursday in Abuja.

He described library as a learning resource assessed by its level of currency in its quality, quantity and variety of the stocks.

Mr Danbatta said that an important component of the library resource is the e-section, which allows electronic link-up and access to more databases and information.

He called on the commission to continue to seek ways to maximise the library resource in meeting its mandate and expanding knowledge and information.

“The library is a learning resource. The stock of a library is normally assessed by its level of currency, what is the quality, quantity, variety of the stock. We must be able to embark on assessing the whole thing.

“An important component of the library resource is the e-section. The e-section is the section that allows you to link up and access more data bases for information.

“When we assess the library, we pay careful attention to the ability of users to access more data bases electronically.

“The most importantly thing is for you to be able to sight a reference that is credible. The library is a component of the entire learning process.

“I believe the outcome of today’s event will help change our reading culture, if you don’t have a reading culture, please try and acquire one, it is very important to read. It will motivate us to have a critical look of innovations,” he said.

Speaking further, Mr Danbatta said that the theme: “The Future of Museum, Recover and Re-Emerging” captured the purpose of the commission’s special museum dedicated to the telecommunications industry.

He said that it was important to collect exhibits and conserve telecommunications items to enlighten and educate stakeholders.

“Museums generally play important roles in the society by observing the past and appreciate the future through providing insight into the history of a people and educating a future of generations,” Mr Danbatta said.

Abba Isa -Tijani, Director General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria (NCMM), said Museums play crucial role in preserving local culture with careful documentation and artifact preservation of institutions and sectors.

Mr Isa-Tijani, represented by Kilba Zainab-Uche, assistant director, museums, said that the museum sector must move with new trends of technology development , adding that the traditional roles of museums in development could not be underestimated.

He applauded the commission for setting the standard for other institutions and pledged to support the museum whenever the need arises.

“The NCC has a museum where significant and historical telecommunications objects are exhibited, this is historic.

“So the new role of museums in the digital era is till emerging. The museum is not yet completely digital because there is the need to converge both the new and traditional.

“If the traditional role is completely phased out, it will create a problem because from time to time you will have to go back to your past in order to know where you are in the present and to forge ahead,” he concluded.

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Kano closes hospital where a doctor performs multiple surgery alone

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The Kano State Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA) has shut down Green-olives Hospital, Gadon kaya, Gwale local government area.

KANO FOCUS reports that the hospital was indicted for professional misconduct and poor service.

A statement issued by the spokesperson of the agency Abba Dalha said the agency has received a petition that the facility has recorded two death cases in the last six months.

After thorough investigation, the agency found that, the hospital do not undertake proper investigation nor issue consent form to patients before conducting a surgery.

According to the statement the surgeon is found to be to be doing the task of anaesthetic nurse, peri operative nurse and assistant surgeon which is grossly unethical.

The statement added that the surgeon is not inclined to any speciality of surgery as one of the recorded death case was a Paediatric surgery to three year old child, while the second death was Obstetrics and gynecology surgery.

The Agency threatened to deal with the culprit in accordance with it’s   guidelines and appealed to people to report quacks and professional misconduct for appropriate action.

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Kano Govt establishes School of Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing

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Kano state government has approved the establishment of School of Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital,Kano.

KANO FOCUS reports that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje announced this on Tuesday while declaring open the 34th annual National Scientific Delegate Conference and Free Eye Care Services organised by the Nigeria Ophthalmic Nurses Association held at the Coronation Hall, Government House Kano.

Ganduje represented by his Deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said that the move is in recognition of the significance of eye care services for human development.

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The governor reiterate his administration’s commitment towards revamping the health sector in the state.

According to the Governor “Our administration has been according priority attention to health care delivery because the growth and development of any nation are tied to sound health…and to make this effort actualized we allocated 15% of the 2021 budget to health sector in line with the Abuja declaration and are envisaging higher in the next fiscal year”.

On the theme of the conference: “Exploring Global Advancement And Innovation In Ophthalmic Nursing”…The Governor while describing it as apt said he feels it resonated from the desire to review the performance of the noble profession of ophthalmic nursing in order to enhance maximum efficiency and productivity.

He however while wishing the association successful deliberations during the conference, assured them of his administration’s continued support and cooperation.

In their separate remarks the National President of the Nigeria Ophthalmic Nurses Association and his Kano state counterpart Stephen Lamiya and Saleh Iliyasu Dan Hassan respectively said the occasion is the culmination of an enormous collective effort of various stakeholders from local, state and national level of ophthalmic nurses and ophthalmologist which began in November 2020.

They further said considering the fact that the eye is a fragile and sensitive organ of the body which deserves delicate and cautious handling, they are aligning with the chosen theme of this year’s world sight day “Love Your Eyes” and therefore called on all ophthalmic nurses to rededicate their services to the profession and the country.

Others who spoke during the occasion include the Commissioner Of Health Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, the Chief Medical Director of the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Abdurrahman Sheshe and Ado Shehu Ringim from Maryam Abacha American University.

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Ganduje seeks Assembly’s approval to borrow N20bn

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The governor of Kano state Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has sent a letter to House of assembly seeking for approval to access 18.7 billion loan from the federal government to cushion the effects of COVID-19.

KANO FOCUS reports that the speaker of the assembly, Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari read the letter on the floor of the house.

According to the letter, the state government is seeking the approval of the house to enable it access the funds which many states have been granted access to by their state house of assemblies.

He said,the federal government had approved the disbursement of over 18 billion Naira to all the 36 states as bail out funds.

The governor has also sent another letter to the House seeking for approval to secure a loan of over two billion naira for the procurement of 100 BRT buses.

The letter pointed out that earlier the Kano state government had paid five hundred million naira as deposit and wish to secure a loan for the completion of payment to expedite the delivery of the vehicles which will go a long way in curtailing transportation problems in the state.

After extensive and exhaustive deliberations, the house has granted the approval.

In a related development the house had received a letter from the office of the secretary to the state government, notifying the house of the swearing in of the chairman and members of the assembly service commission and the reappointment and elevation of the clerk and deputy clerk to the post of head of legislative services and permanent secretary respectively as well as other directors at the Kano state house of assembly.

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