By Rafiatu Dahiru Minjibir
The African Institute of Public Health has decorated its inducted fellows in Kano State. This is according to a statement from Hadiza Mustapha Namadi, the Information Officer of the state Ministry of Health which she made available to The Triumph in Kano.
The statement said the induction was done by the chairperson/member council of the Governing Board of the institute, Hajiya Hassana Waziri, together with the Registrar of the institute, Mr. James Ayodele Bankole.
Among the fellows that were inducted was the state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa; a public health physician from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital/Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Dr. Amina Abdullahi Umar; Executive Secretary of the state Primary Health Care Management Board (PHCMB), Dr. Tijjani Hussain; Prof. Mustapha Mukhtar from BUK and Dr. Imam Wada Bello, a director from PHCMB respectively.
Dr. Tsanyawa, on behalf of other inducted members, expressed appreciation to the institute for recognising the efforts of the state government in improving health care delivery. The commissioner thanked them for coming, especially the Registrar who came all the way from Abuja to ensure the completion of the process, which he described as a clear indication of the importance of they attached to the state.
He noted that the selection and induction of the eight distinguished personalities from the state was not accidental but a confirmation of what the state was doing in strengthening its health care system.
Tsanyawa also commended the efforts of the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for his untiring support in the health care system, especially in the fight against Covid-19. In his remark, the Registrar of the Institute, Mr. James Ayodele Bankole, confirmed that no other state in the nation has done what Kano was doing when it comes to allocating resources to health sector and also in the fight against Covid-19 Mr. Bankole also disclosed that preparation has reached advanced stage by the institute to honour the state governor, Dr. Ganduje with an award of Champion of Public Health in Nigeria in recognition of his laudable policies and achievements in the health sector.
On behalf of the fellows inducted, Dr. Amina Abdullahi Umar, wished the chairperson and the Registrar a safe trip back to their various destinations.