SOKOTO – Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state has called for partnership with the Indian government to establish Faculty of Health at the state owned university, to train manpower in the health sector.
The governor made the call on Monday in Sokoto when Mr Ghanashyl Ajjarnpurrangaiah, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, made him a courtesy call.
He said that if established, the proposed faculty would train students in medicine and pharmacy to operate the various health institutions in the state.
He said that his government had taken measures to establish a science university to train students in science subjects.
Earlier the High Commissioner had informed the governor that India had completed arrangement to establish hospitals in Sokoto State to address the healthcare needs of the people.
“We will continue to assist the government in its efforts to provide qualitative and effective healthcare services to the people by establishing hospitals in the state,” he said.
He said that the Indian government had also completed arrangement to operate direct flight from Nigeria to reduce the air fares being paid by Nigerians seeking medical attention in India.
In a related development, the Argentina Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Gustavo Dzugala, also visited Gov. Wammako.
The envoy said he was in the state to inspect agricultural projects jointly being executed by the state government and his home government.
He said that completion of the projects would enhance the socio-economic and political growth of the two nations.
Responding Gov. Wamakko said the partnership in the area of agriculture was to make the state self reliant in food production. (NAN)