Kano State Government has re-stated its commitment to partner with Canada in the areas of health, education, agriculture, and other spheres of human endeavours for the benefit of the two entities.
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf made this known when he received the Canadian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, James Christoff who called on him at his office in Government House, Kano today.
He noted with appreciation the cordial relationship existing between Kano and the Canadian government in the sectors of education, agriculture, science, and technology among others.
In a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the spokesperson to the Governor said, the bilateral relationship is aimed at mutual benefits and Kano will continue to provide all necessary enabling environment for the partnership to work.
The Governor also sought assistance in the areas of Climate Change, modern irrigation, and reactivation of the scholarship scheme for Kano indigenes that was in existence in the early 80s.
He used the opportunity to enumerate some of the feats achieved by his government in health development that include; free maternal and child health services, provision of medical equipment, and rejuvenation of health facilities across the 44 local government areas for effective and efficient service delivery.
Others are, mobile medical outreach to cater to the medical needs of the rural dwellers and prudence in managing public funds for good governance and socio-economic development of the state.
Earlier, the Canadian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, James Christoff said he visited the governor to discuss with him and other stakeholders on issues of development that can consolidate on the facets of collaboration between the governments of Canada and that of Kano.
Ambassador James Christoff added that part of his engagements in Kano was to assess the Canadian government’s project in the State worth 15.7 million dollars on women empowerment in the agricultural sector.