Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State says the rampaging Covid 19 pandemic will soon be isolated from the state.
The governor who boasted that his administration had adopted workable strategies aimed at stamping out the dreaded virus from the state however urged the people of the state to measure up in observing all the protocols as provided by health professionals.
Ganduje spoke during the take over of renovated ‘Yar Gaya Isolation Centre renovated by Alhaji Mudassir Idris, the Chairman of MUDATEX Foundation, as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility intervention.
“This Isolation Centre was utilized effectively during Ebola and Lassa Fever crises. When we received patients from other neighbouring states like Jigawa and Katsina. The Centre became dilapidated later. But on the basis of corporate social responsibility, Mudatex Chairman, Mudassir Idris came to the rescue of the Centre,” he was quoted as having said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar.
While describing Foundation Chair as a friend to the state government, the governor commended him for the kind gesture in his effort and quick response, when the state government called for other concerned individuals and corporate bodies to help in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.
The 20-bedded Negative Pressure Infectious Diseases/Isolation Centre has the capacity of managing any disease that can be spread by air. Due to the high-tech equipments put in place through this renovation. All the rooms are airtight.
“I cannot also finish my remarks without thanking Doctors Without Border, for their effort in coming to the help of this all-important Isolation Centre. They provide Incinerator, which will also be another added advantage in this response,” he said.
While disclosing that the state provided transformer through the Ministry of Rural and Community Development, “The Centre is now connected to National Grid. We are happy to say that, we have access to electricity very well,” he appreciated.
In his remarks, the Chairman of MUDATEX, thanked the state government for giving all the necessary helping hand in creating ease of doing business in the state.
Adding that “When the federal government came up with a policy of helping local manufacturers to continue helping the country, particularly in the area of textile, I came to the governor requesting for piece of land for my potential textile.
Within no time he gave out the land to me. And very soon machines will start coming from abroad. When completed the textile could provide job for over 10,000 people. So we are also doing our best to help the state in that aspect.”
Idris of Mudatex disclosed that, when governor Ganduje called for concerned people and organisations to make contributions in the spirit of fighting against COVID-19 pandemic, “I decided to come and facelift this Isolation Centre, as part of my contribution to my state. A state that is being blessed with a focused leader, in person of our dogged, committed and patriotic governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.”