By Mustapha Mustapha
Former governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, on Monday inaugurated Nafisatu College of Nursing and Midwifery, located in his hometown, Kwankwaso village in Madobi Local Government area of Kano State.
The inauguration of the college was part of the 63rd birthday ceremony of Kwankwaso, who is the immediate past senator representing Kano Central, senatorial district.
Speaking at the occasion, Rabiu Kwankwaso said the establishment of the college, named after his mother, Nafisatu, was borne out of his desire for the people of the Local Government Area to be educated, which according to him, is key to development.
He recalled that he developed the interest to establish the school back in 1992 when, as a Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, he visited the then Chief Whip, Wole Osun in his hometown in Ogun State.
He also stated that the school is currently restricted to admit a maximum of 50 students only, expressing hope that the institution would soon attain the level of admitting 100 students each for nursing and midwifery.
He also disclosed that the college is established under Kwankwasiyya Foundation and is not a profit-making institution, adding that “even if the profit comes, we are going to channel it to the foundation in order to uplift the life the needy and downtrodden in this village, state and the nation as a whole.”
Kwankwaso noted that the college would be used to support local midwives, also known as ungozoma in Hausa parlance, as well as health workers in the local government, who would go every nook and cranny to render medical services to all and sundry.
“Today is a historic day to me to witness my 63rd birthday and commission this project which had been planned since 1992. I am sure this institution will benefit not only people of this village or local government but the whole nation,” Rabiu Kwankwaso said
Earlier in a remark, the provost of the college, Abdullahi Isma’il, said the institution was well furnished and equipped.
He noted that the conducive atmosphere of learning had been provided in the college, adding that it would help a lot in addressing the problem of maternal and infant mortality in the state.
He also states that efficient teachers had been provided, coupled with state-of-the-art equipment to give room for good practical aspects of learning in the school.