Alh. Abba Kabir Yusuf, the Governor of Kano State, has reaffirmed his dedication to strengthen the 11-year partnership between the Kano State Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
During a meeting at the Kano State Government House on Tuesday, Governor Yusuf assured representatives from the Foundation of his commitment.
Comr. Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, the Deputy Governor, received the Foundation’s delegation on the Governor’s behalf and stressed the state’s determination to improve healthcare across all levels.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu.
According to Garba, Governor Yusuf highlighted the need for around 6 million vaccine doses to combat the recent diphtheria outbreak.
He also expressed gratitude to the Foundation for its support in the health sector and expressed interest in the Foundation’s involvement in areas like agriculture and digital finance.
Mr. Jerremy Zungurana, the leader of the Foundation’s Nigerian delegation, praised the enduring partnership and applauded the state’s efforts in healthcare development.
He also promised a sustainable assistance for the state’s initiatives as requested by the Governor of Kano State, Alh. Abba Kabir Yusuf.