By Usman Gwadabe
Kano State House of Assembly has pledged to give priority to the Maternal and Child Healthcare Bill when transmitted to the House to ensure Health care delivery across the state as well as to address the issues of prenatal and post natal problems in the state.
This was stated by the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Engr. Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari,while declaring open a two day retreat for principal officers organized by the Resource Center for Human Right and Civic Education (CHRICED) with the support of Misereor Germany, in Kaduna State, recently.
Engr. Chidari noted that the retreat has come at a better time and the House would support the speedy passage of the bill as soon as it is transimitted to the House.
Speaker Chidari further assured the organisers that”I’m confident that at the end of the two day retreat we will be able to come up with final draft of the Kano State Maternal and Child Healthcare Bill that will be ready for onward transmission to Kano State House of Assembly.”
The Speaker assured the organisers that “the outcome of this retreat will not be swept under carpet,as soon as the draft bill is transimitted to the House we will give it all necessary considerations and speedy passage in to law”
He expressed appreciation to the CHRICED for their wise decision to hold the retreat at this time.
In his speech the Executive Director of the center Dr. Ibrahim Zikirullah, said the center is optimistic that the House will use its legislative powers to advance this cause and give hopes to our citizens, stating that the CHRICED reworked and revised the previous draft the bill and now encompasses child care.
Dr. Zikirullah further stated that the project is running on the premise that it is possible to reduce maternal and child mortality across the state by improving the transparency and accountability.
Also speaking, the Program Manager of MISEREOR, GERMANY,Mr Cosmas Olaniyan, highlighted, that the policy being review based on equity, natural justice and good conscience will save us tomorrow.
He commended the Center, for sustaining the cause since 2015 and hope that this legislative retreat will bring out applicable laws that will be beneficial to those who nurse our population to multiply for sustainable society.
Series of papers were presented at the opening of the retreat as disclosed by Uba Abdullahi, the Director Press and Public Affairs of the House and made available to The Triumph recently.