COVID-19 wake up call to reexamine health, education sectors- Dr Bagudu

The Wife of the Kebbi state Governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, has appealed to the general public to support and cooperate with government on the measures put in place to curtail the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

She said the current raging global Corona Virus Pandemic (COVID 19), is a wakeup call to reexamine the nation’s health and educational systems.

According to a statement made available to journalists by the

Special Assistant to the Kebbi state governor on Media, Yahaya Sarki, Dr Bagudu spoke on Tuesday, in Birnin Kebbi, at an Interactive session with a cross section of media practitioners in the state.

She said, “There are myriad of lessons to learnt and used from this pandemic. These are bitter lessons that we need to take away.

” For instance, the issue of sanitizers which are in short supply, while the prices have skyrocketed , while there are few companies producing them.

“Sanitizers are really very crucial and they are very scarce in the rural areas. This obnoxious trend must be stopped.

“There is a cry for not only sanitizers, but high-tech equipment like ventilators “.

Dr Zainab also lamented that  more youths from the North-east must be enrolled to study more medical , Science and Technology courses.

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