‘Saving One Million Lives Project’ visits Katsina Emir, solicits for fatherly support (PICTURES)
Saving One Million Lives Project (SOML) team have today paid homage visit to the Katsina Emir Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman at his palace to seek for fatherly support ahead of the official kick-off of their project.
At the palace, the State’s Honourable Commissioner of Health Hajiya Mariyatu Bala Usman took time to explain the SOML project to he Emir.
The Commissioner stated that the Federal Government of Nigeria in collaboration with World Bank secured a loan of $400m in order to workout ways and execute programmes that will save the lives of atleast 1million Nigerians from dying out of which Katsina State got a sum of $1.5million (N450million).
The commissioner further said: “The project in Katsina will be base on some 6 cardinal pillars”
The six (6) cardinal pillars according to her includes: Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health,
Improving routine immunization coverage and achieving polio eradication, Elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV, Scaling up access to essential medicines and commodities, Malaria control and Improving child nutrition.
On his part, the Emir Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman thanked the Commissioner and her entourage for coming to him first and promised to support the project with all that is within his power in order to help the project become a successful one.
Highlights of the occasion includes general pictures taken by the Honorable Commissioner and Dr. Mu’awiya Aliyu with the Katsina Emir.