Former governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, on Monday, commissioned Nafisatu College of Nursing and Midwifery, located in his hometown, Kwankwaso village in Madobi local government area of the state.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that commissioning of the institution was part of the 63rd birthday celebration of Mr Kwankwaso, the erstwhile senator representing Kano Central District.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr Kwankwaso said the establishment of the college, named after his mother, Nafisatu, was borne out of his desire to afford the people of the community the needed education, which according to him, is key to development.
Mr Kwankwaso recalled that he developed the interest to establish the school in his hometown way back in 1992 when he was a Deputy Speaker, Federal House of Representatives.
According to him, he developed the initiative when he visited the then Chief Whip Wole Osun in his hometown in Ogun State.
He narrated that when he was received by Mr Osun at a very large edifice and showed him some infrastructures and businesses he set up in his village, saying: “that was what inspired me to think that I must do something for the development of my people in my village.”
He also stated that the school is currently restricted to admit the maximum of 50 students only, expressing hope that the institution would soon attain the level of admitting 100 students each for nursing and midwifery.
Mr kwanwaso 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,” Mr Kwankwaso said.
Earlier in his remarks, the provost of the college, Abdullahi Isma’il, said the institution had Ben well-furnished and equipped.
He noted that a 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 stateed 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.