By Adi Angyu
The Canadian High Commission has donated ICT equipment, laboratory equipment, reference books, and three buses to Bauchi State School of Nursing.
Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Perry John Calderwood revealed this while handing over the materials to Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar in Bauchi.
Mr. Calderwood said his country is supporting the state in the areas of human resources, health policy, finalization of construction work at Bauchi state College of Nursing and Midwifery and payment of accreditation fees among others.
The envoy also added that Canada is supporting the prevention of diarrhea in children by providing zinc and oral rehydration salt, projects that strengthened health care system with focus on mothers
and new born children.
In his address, governor MA Abubakar said the state’s health sector needs new visions with more resources and focus to achieve its development goals.
The governor said he is worried by the increasing population of youth unemployment, dwindling funds, high rate of school dropouts, rising poverty and other social vices.
“This administration has adopted agriculture as the primary source of employment in addition to Small and Medium Enterprises, poverty alleviation, the use of Federal Government’s Youth Employment inAgriculture Programme (YEAP) and National Agricultural Paymen tInitiative through which 15, 000 youth will be engage,” he said.
Governor Abubakar reiterated his regime’s commitment to train frontline health workers that will work in their communities on graduation; he thanked Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for its assistance to the state.