As part of celebrations of his 65th birthday, a former governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, has commissioned a rehabilitation center, Amana Sanatorium, and a Juma’at mosque in the state.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the Amana Sanatorium has been established by Kwankwasiyya Foundation as a private rehabilitation clinic, depression management and reformatory centre.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, held at the premises of the centre, Jido, Dawakin Kudu Local Government area on Thursday, Mr Kwankwaso said the facility was established to serve humanity.
He also said that he established the centre in order to help in the fight against drug abuse among youths in the state.
Mr Kwankwaso, a former senator representing Kano Central, said two years ago, when he celebrated his 63rd birthday, he commissioned a female health collage, named after his mother, Nafisatu in his hometown, Madobi Local Government.
“I did that for my commitment to improve healthcare delivery, especially for women and children.
“We have also established a 60-bed hospital, named Amana Hospital. We are now planning to get partners to run the facility.
“We are doing all this in order to build future for our youths, who are the symbol Kwankwasiyya movement.
“That is why we sponsored 370 indigenous youths to study masters degrees in various institutions abroad. Now, about 150 of them are employed,” he said.
Mr Kwankwaso therefore called on the general public to patronize the sanatorium in order to check the rising cases of drug abuse and other ailments associated with depression.
Meanwhile, Mr Kwankwaso on Friday commissioned a Juma’at mosque in Rikadawa town of Madobi Local Government Area, his hometown in Kano state in continuation of his birthday celebrations.
He also laid the foundation for the construction of Islamiyya school within the mosque premises.
The mosque, which was built by Mr Kwankwaso, through Kwankwasiyya Foundation, is dedicated to the memories of his father, the late Majidadin Karaye, Musa Saleh Kwankwaso.
Within the mosque premises, which was named after Mr Kwankwaso’s father, is a standard mechanized borehole which would serve the community of Rikadawa.
Addressing mammoth crowd shortly after the commissioning of the mosque, where he performed the maiden Juma’at prayer, Mr Kwankwaso thanked his supporters for their unflinching support to him and the Kwankwasiyya movement.
According to him, as a leader, he would continue to bring developmental projects to Madobi through his foundation, aimed at uplifting the socioeconomic life of the people.
Mr Kwankwaso also wished everybody that graced the occasion a safe journey back to their respective destinations.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that part of the birthday celebrations was medical outreach and colloquium at the residence of Mr Kwankwaso at Miller Road, Bompai, Kano.