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NDIC donates clinic to YUMSU

The Acting Governor of Kano State, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar has urged well to do to contribute their quota towards the development of education at all levels.

Prof. Abubakar who was the speaking during the official commissioning ceremony of a clinic donated by Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano held at the Main Campus of the University, said the need to compliment government effort became necessary as the burden is too heavy on the former.

He stressed strong need for community participation in the development of the education sector, reiterating that the government alone could not shoulder all the responsibilities in view of the enormous tasks before it, explaining further that such participation would definitely augur well for societal progresses in all spheres of life.

The Deputy Governor highlighted that as the country’s population is rapidly growing all indices have indicated that in the next three decades, its population size will be above that of the United States of America to place it third most populous in the globe. “By 2050, Nigerian population will pass that of the United States and become the third populous country in the world.

“We need special attention and special intervention. Kano needs special attention from the federal government as the state is the most populous in the nation,” Prof. Abubakar stated. The Acting Governor expressed appreciation to the NDIC for donating the clinic, calling on other organizations, philanthropists and other well to do to embrace the culture of giving support to education, describing the act as very important as it will go a long way in making the society to realize its set goals or achieve the right type of development it is aiming at.

He used the occasion to commend other organizations that are contributing to the development of the university such as TETFund, NCC and ICAN, among others.

On his part, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the NDIC, Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim represented by the Zonal Coordinator, Kano, Malam Abdulhameed Madobi stated that the Corporation had taken up its corporate social responsibility to the community very seriously by singling out assistance to educational institutions as its main area of contribution.

According to him, the selection of education as the main thrust of assistance is borne out of their belief that a collective salvation as a nation lies in strengthening the educational sector for the good of all.

“Being aware of paucity of funds available to our educational institutions, we are grateful to witness the realization of the desire to have a clinic befitting this institution commissioned today,” he said.

Alhaji Ibrahim said the support by the Corporation is cutting across all the six geopolitical zones as many institutions have been supported to put up infrastructure ranging from science labs, hostels, administrative blocks and computer classrooms among others, describing them as critical to the delivery of learning in those institutions. “Here today we are commissioning a clinic towards the furtherance of sound health of the students of this university which the corporation expended the sum of N20 million for constructing and N3.9 million for equipping the clinic, totaling N23.9 million,” he revealed.

The Managing Director expressed gratefulnes to the University’s Governing Council for accepting their request to name the Clinic after their former Executive Director, Finance and Administration, the late Mrs. Fatima Balaraba Ibrahim. Earlier in his address, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Malam Sule Yahaya Hamma expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Managing Director and all the staff of NDIC for the historic contribution towards enhancing the university’s health services.

He said tremendous progress has been made in establishing health services for the students and staff of the university, expressing delight that the clinic donated and equipped by the NDIC would corroborate the efforts of the university in this direction, pointing out that the gesture from the donor organization has already started yielding fruit by serving as the primary point of accessing health services by students and staff of the institution. Malam Hamma noted with appreciation that several state-of-the-art medical equipment have been installed by the NDIC at the Clinic and the equipment made it possible to provide a wide range of health services to the university community. While commending NDIC for the gesture, the Pro-Chancellor hoped that similar organizations will learn from NDIC in playing a pivotal role in developing sound and reliable healthcare system at tertiary institutions. In his welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mustapha Ahmad Isa said the project is part of the donations they are receiving, expressing optimism that more support are coming the way of the institution. He explained that the Clinic was named after Mrs. Fatima Balaraba Ibrahim as requested by the NDIC management.