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Ganduje approves new university of medicine in Bichi town



Abdullahi Ganduje

Aminu Abdullahi



The Kano State Government has approved the establishment of a private University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Bichi town, Bichi local government.


KANO FOCUS reports that the decision was made during a recent Kano State Executive Council meeting, held at the Government House.


The state Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs Muhammad Garba spoke told journalists that a piece of land has been allocated for the institution at Kofar Wambai in Bichi town.


Garba said the council ratified the executive approval for the release of funds dedicated to improving health services in the state.


A sum of naira equivalent to $100,000 was allocated as a counterpart fund for the implementation of the World Bank Supported Immunization Plus and Malaria Progress by Accelerating Coverage and Transform Services (IMPACT) Project.


The project aims to address poor health indices in the state through high-impact interventions, focusing on Immunization Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH).


It is expected to revamp essential primary healthcare services and serve as a foundation for implementing the minimum service package.


Furthermore, the council approved the establishment of a management board for the recently upgraded and equipped Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital (MAWTH).


This development will facilitate the commencement of postgraduate (Residency) training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, and Internal Medicine, thus enhancing the availability of critical healthcare professionals in the state.


Garba expressed optimism about the future of the hospital, stating, “The establishment of the board will provide the hospital with a standard management structure, enabling it to compete with any teaching hospital in the country.”


Additionally, the Kano State Executive Council has allocated N1,403,936,600.00 billion for the sponsorship of 60,871 qualified indigent secondary school students for examinations such as NECO, NABTEB, NBAIS, and SSCE.


The sponsored students include those who obtained six credits and above, including English and Mathematics, in regular secondary schools in the qualifying examination, as well as students from Senior Islamic and Tahfeez Secondary Schools.

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UNICEF applauds Kano State for enacting Child Protection Law, calls for effective implementation



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim 

United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) has commended the Government and citizens of Kano State for the recent enactment of the Child Protection Law, signed into law by former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

KANO FOCUS reports that the commendation was contained in a statement issued by Samuel Kaalu UNICEF spokesperson in Kano.

The statement quoted Mr. Rahama R.M. Farah, Chief of UNICEF Field Office Kano, saying “The Kano State Child Protection Law is a remarkable achievement that benefits the children and people of Kano. It establishes a legal framework to ensure the protection of children’s rights within the state.

“Now that the law has been established, it is crucial to allocate the necessary resources and establish mechanisms for its effective implementation. We urge the new administration in Kano State to take this vital step and provide adequate resources to ensure the comprehensive enforcement of the law.

Mr. Farah added that with the enactment of this law, Kano State joins other states that have successfully incorporated the Nigeria Child Rights Act, originally enacted by the National Assembly in 2003, into their legal frameworks.

He said “It is important to note that this Act is derived from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), of which Nigeria is a signatory. Extensive consultations were conducted with key stakeholders, including faith-based and community leaders, during the development of the bill.

“This collaborative effort ensured that the law reflects the values and aspirations of the people of Kano.”


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APC condemns Kano demolition exercise



Aminu Abdullahi






The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has implored the victims of the recent demolition exercise embarked upon by the Kano State government to seek legal redress while describing the action of the new NNPP administration as barbaric and unacceptable.


KANO FOCUS reports that the Ag. State Chairman of the opposition party, Shehu Maiagari made the condemnation while Speaking at a press conference held on Tuesday at the NUJ Press Centre, Kano.

The politician condemned the spate of demolition of business interests and property across the state by the Governor, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf.

“The action of the state government has brought unnecessary chaos, rampant vandalism, daylight robbery and grabbing of property belonging to innocent members of the Kano society” he lamented.

The opposition party insisted that the demolition has destroyed the means of livelihood of the people of the state while lamenting that it has equally tarnished the reputation of the state as a safe commercial centre for secured business investment.

The APC appealed to security agencies in the state to step up action and restore the people’s confidence in light of the shock they had experienced while imploring parents and guardians to caution their children against being used as agents of destruction by the state government.

“We assure the good people of the state of our prayers and support in this trying period; we also implore those affected directly or indirectly, to seek redress in the court of law,” they stated.

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Kano Governor Appoints Habu Fagge as Pension Boss



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano State Governor Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has approved the appointment of Alhaji Habu Muhammad Fagge  as Executive Chairman, Kano State Pension Board Trustee.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appointment takes effect immediately as the governor directed for handing over and taking over within  24 hours.

A statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the governor Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa said Alhaji Habu Fagge, a holder of Bsc Finance from Abraham Lincoln University, served two terms as Executive Chairman of Kano Internal Revenue Services.

The statement added that the new appointee had served Kano State as director finance, director planning, research and statistics and director other taxes.

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