The Kano State Government has released N6.4 million for the treatment abroad of two children who were involved in a motor accident recently in the state.
The Interim Management Chairman of Madobi Local Government (LG), Alhaji Auwalu Tudunwada, disclosed this at a press briefing in Kano on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the children are Jamilu Ahmed and Idris Yunusa from the Madobi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
The LG chairman said the money had since been handed over to the children’s parents to enable them travel immediately to India for the treatment of their wards.
“The children will undergo brain treatment in India following the brain injury they sustained during the accident”, he said.
Tudunwada said Yunusa’s treatment would gulp N4 million while Ahmed’s treatment would cost N2.4 million.
He commended the state governor, Alhaji Rabi’u Kwankwaso, for approving the money, describing the approval “as a humanitarian gesture”.
The Madobi LG Interim Management Chairman also thanked the State Deputy Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, “for facilitating the money’s release in his capacity as the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs”.
Also, Tudunwada expressed the local council’s intention to rehabilitate its 18 health centres in order to enhance healthcare delivery to the people. (NAN)