Daura Emir commends Katsina’s ‘Saving One Million Lives’ project, promised his full support
The Emir of Daura, His Royal Highness Alhaji Umar Farouq Umar has commended the Katsina ‘State Saving One Million Lives’ (SOML) project initiative and promised his full support to the success of it.
The Emir stated this when the Katsina State’s ministry of health entourage led by the Honorable commissioner of Health Hajiya Mariyatu Bala Usman paid him a courtesy visit today at his palace.
The Emir also charged the commissioner to take the project to the grass root and the common people in the various villages of the state.
He also charged the commissioner and all the project team managers to excel and beat the other states so that Katsina will be the ‘national champion’ at the end of the year.
Earlier, 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.