By: Mayen Etim
KANO, North-West, Nigeria – The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, said his administration and the United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF) has concluded plans to establish a field office to serve the state, Katsina and Jigawa with focus on addressing children issues in the three states.
Ganduje who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Gawuna, said Kano has become one of the most peace loving States that accommodates development partners and other officials across the world.
“I want to on behalf of His Excellency, inform you that he has approved a befitting facility to serve as the new UNICEF office in Kano in a choice and prime area, and one of the most secured places we have in the State.
“I want to assure you that this administration will do its possible best to fulfill all the requirements needed to ensure effective commencement of the new office and smooth collaboration with Kano state.
“By the time you move your office to Kano, you will be very conversant with her people and on our part, we are going to make sure that you stay very comfortable here” he said.
The Country Representative further thanked the administration of Dr. Ganduje for all the support and cooperation it has accorded UNICEF towards the success of its interventions support programmes in the State.
“Some of the deprivations affecting children be it difficulty to access health, nutrition, Sanitation and education services and all issues related to child protection; all happen at a very large scale in mega cities or urban areas. We must work together to alleviate the sufferings of children,” he said.