Over 6000 school children from different schools in various local government areas in Kano State, North West Nigeria have been de-wormed by Bako Kontagora Development Foundation. According to the Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation, Hauwa Bako Mohammed, the de-worming and feeding exercise which was aimed at reaching 5000 children aged 4-10 years comprising girls and boys was exceeded by a thousand when the one week exercise rounded up on Saturday in the ancient city of Kano.
Mohammed said the intervention exercise was a continuation of the de-worming exercise flagged off by his Excellency, the executive governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on March 18, 2018, at Garrun Mallam, where 1,000 children were fed and de-wormed.
She said, “The second phase of the intervention from January 14 to 19 was the concluding part of the exercise in the state. So far the exercise has taken place at Bebeji, Kumbotso, Ungogo, Bagwai, Shanono rounding up at the Mariri IDP Camp which took place on Saturday, January 19. Part of the intervention team included officials of the State ministries of health, education and local government affairs, others are representatives from Kano Electricity Development Company, KEDCO, which donated bottled water for the intervention and community volunteers accompanied the team to the schools. The CBN corporate social responsibility department also sent representatives.”
Mohammed said BKDF as a Non- governmental development foundation that is into Sustainable Development Goal II whose objective is to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture; SDG 3 good health and well-being; SDG 4 Quality education and SDG 5 gender equality as well as play essential role of delivering need based essential and
partnered services to the population, will always appreciate any support to ensure such goals are achieved.